Fungus growth on trunk of mature cedar tree.

Asked July 11, 2019, 11:26 PM EDT

I've noticed a fungus growing on the trunk of a 80 ft. Cedar on my property. The fungus is growing about 30 ft. up the tree and resembles a mushroom. The tree is located at the 3500 ft. elevation of the sierra-Nevada mountain range between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Nat'l Park. Is this a fatal condition? Please advise.

Amador County California

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Here is an Extension article with some possibilities: I’d refer you to your county Extension office (where the tree is), but its location is unclear. Hope this is enough! Good luck!