Apple Tree disease

Asked June 20, 2018, 10:50 PM EDT

Please look at the photos below. Do you have any idea what this is ? What do we do ? Our house was built in 1941. We have no idea how old the tree is, but the apples it produces have excellent taste and firmness.

Klamath County Oregon

1 Response

This looks like fungal growth that is part of the process of the old apple tree wood breaking down. The stump is decomposing: this is one of many types of fungus that arise from decomposing wood. There is not going to be anything you can do about it, Keep enjoying the apples while you can, fruit trees do have a shorter life span than many other types of deciduous trees.

I hope you find this helpful,
Nicole