A friend of mine has what is determined to be artillery mold on her siding...

Asked April 13, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT

A friend of mine has what is determined to be artillery mold on her siding and sidewalk. They have wod chip mulch all around their house. They get the wood chips from the county, which picks up trees in road ditches and mulches them. They are not willing to give this service up., and want a way to get rid of the mold. Maybe spraying with Hi-Lex? Or is there another solution?

Todd County Minnesota mulch mold

2 Responses

Although artillery mold usually doesn't cause permanent damage it certainly is unsightly. It's likely that the wood mulch is the cause.
Here are some university publications that should help your friend control or eliminate this problem:
http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/factsheets/artilleryfungus.pdf
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/3304.html

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Hi again,
Since your inquiry we have received lots of other questions from people who have been asking about artillery mold.
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http://personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/d/ddd2/
http://extension.psu.edu/pests/plant-diseases/artillery-fungus/readers-suggestions-for-removal-from-...