Redmond Linden tree has Mold

Asked August 19, 2016, 8:24 PM EDT

Our Redmond Linden tree had mold. I planted it in 1972 I can stick a hunting knife in about 5 inches on the South Side so it is rotting inside. The leaves are not compromised yet. Can I save this tree and what should I be doing. Pictures attached

Carroll County Illinois

1 Response

These are bracket fungi which are indicators of internal rot within the tree. I would contact an ISA Certified Arborist to evaluate the tree and determine a plan of action. You can locate a Certified Arborist by visiting http://treesaregood.com/findanarborist/findanarborist.aspx

The decay that is occuring in this tree will not correct itself and there is nothing that can be done and the tree is now in decline.