Is this a fungi

Asked March 8, 2017, 4:41 PM EST

I have some pictures of some trees my grandmother has planted all over her 60+ acres of woods and I was wondering if there was some I could email these pictures to to find out if they are some kind of fungi?

Montcalm County Michigan trees and shrubs fungi

1 Response

This is lichen, a symbiotic partnership of an alga and a fungus. They do not harm the tree and nothing needs to be done to remove them. For more information, please refer to https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/beauty/lichens/whatare.shtml