Mold on apple tree

Asked September 5, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT

What is this stuff on the underside of the branches on my apple tree? The branch is dead now. How should I treat it? Is it contagious

Meade County South Dakota

2 Responses

This is a fungus that lives off of dead branches and trunks. It only infects dead wood so just prune off the dying branches.

Thank you for your response!