Is this dangerous?

Asked January 1, 2018, 12:14 PM EST

Is this dangerous to the health of this tree? I noticed it about 4 months or so ago, and it seems to be spreading. How can get rid of it?
Thank you!

Marion County Oregon mushrooms fungus

1 Response

This is a species of Trametes, a decay pathogen of trees. It is growing inside of the wood and producing these fruitbodies on the outside so it can spread spores into the air. I don't have any advice on how to get rid of it, check with a tree pathologist with the extension service.