What is this on my tree?

Asked June 22, 2017, 1:31 AM EDT

What type of fungus is this on my tree? Can I get rid of it, or does the tree need to come down?

Sherburne County Minnesota

1 Response

Your tree has Black Knot. If the infection hasn't spread too much, you could prune out the branches with the growths. Here is information: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/black-knot/