I have a fungus growth at the trunk base of a hop hornbeam, a pitch pine,and...

Asked October 29, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

I have a fungus growth at the trunk base of a hop hornbeam, a pitch pine,and the bottom of a pot. Trees are growing as bonsai. I fertilize with Jobs All-Purpose organic 4-4-4 with endo and ecto mycorrhizae and archaea. Can you identify? See image.

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

We are not really sure what this is, and definitely cannot tell what type.
Fungus would have gills and spores,(perhaps beneath the structures you are seeing? Are we seeing stems on these?
Our specialists looked at your photos and wondered about liverworts, or perhaps even something growing from the plant food you are using. which contains fungi.
Many fungi grow on wet and dying wood. You should gently probe the root area of your bonsai and see if they are rotting or squishy.
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