Fungus on bark mulch

Asked June 9, 2017, 3:19 PM EDT

I have noticed an occurrence of a black tar like fungus on top of bark mulch. Should I be concerned about the fungus and remove it?

Washington County Oregon mulch

1 Response

Thanks for your question about your mulch. Fungus is normal on bark mulch, since fungus is able to break down the tissue, and return the nutrients to the soil. Could you take a photo, though, and post it here so we can attempt to identify the type of fungus?

Thanks!