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

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.