QUESTION: Fungus Growth on trees--This started
on a dead Mimosa and is now growing on a Live Oak and another
Mimosa (both are still alive). Will it kill the trees?
ANSWER:From the orange - brown coloration, this
is probably Ganoderma lucidum. Yes, it will eventually kill her
trees; No, there is nothing she can do except to never wound any
roots or trunks of surrounding trees. If we could only get people
to stop using lawn mowers and weedeaters to wound trees, this
tragedy never would have happened. For more info, contact local
Texas Forest Service representative.
Mark A. Peterson
Regional Urban Forester
Texas Forest Service