Yellow crust on my friut

Asked April 20, 2020, 10:53 AM EDT

I have a yellow crust on my friut tree branches What is it how do I get rid off Is it dangerous to my friut

Maryland

1 Response

Thank you for your question. We cannot identify this without a photo. I suspect it is either lichens (not harmful) or a rust (a fungus that can harm the tree and/or the fruit). If you will send a clear photo, we can rule one or the other out. We also need to know the species of fruit trees that have this. You can also contact your county Extension office: https://extension.umd.edu/locations Good luck!