Fungus on Cherry Tree

Asked September 26, 2017, 12:57 PM EDT

I have this fungus spreading across a an ornamental cherry tree, leaves did not produce on the branches affected and there is a large split in the trunk. I have 4 cherry trees and (2different varieties) the other tree that is the same variety is staring to show the same white fungus, is it too late? Or is there anything I can do to save the trees and/or prevent spreading

Frederick County Maryland trees and shrubs disease issues trees

1 Response

This looks like a wood decay fungus, possibly white bracket fungi. This is a sign that the tree is decaying. There is no treatment for this. All you can do is remove any dead and decaying branches. If the decay is extensive, it might be time to remove the tree.

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/wood-rots-and-decay-trees-and-shrubs

https://extension.umd.edu/learn/how-do-you-decide-when-remove-tree

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