Butternut tree fungus

Asked August 15, 2019, 9:42 AM EDT

We just discovered a butternut tree growing in our yard and it appears to have a fungus. Is there any way to treat it? It is adjacent to a large pine that is supporting it.

Chittenden County Vermont

1 Response

This is a fungal disease called Butternut Canker. I am including a link that should answer all the questions you have. It looks from the photo you included that the damage is pretty extensive and may be past the tree's viability.

https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/butternut-canker/