Hi there. I moved to n. Mpls last year to a house with a nice little woodland...

Asked August 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

Hi there. I moved to n. Mpls last year to a house with a nice little woodland garden. I walked out in our back yard today and noticed a brown powdery cover on a tree stump, it mushrooms, and the closely surrounding greenery. Do you have any idea what this might be and what to do about it?

Hennepin County Minnesota sooty mold

1 Response

It's possible that this is Sooty Mold. Here is a link that discusses this generally harmless occurancce:
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74108.html