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Holly shrub disease

Holly shrubs have strange growths on trunk and branches. Killing the shrubs. Looks like dried leaves. Could this be some type of fungus? Never saw this in NY.

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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 08/23/2015 @ 4:35 pm

It sounds like a lichen, which is a kind of fungus. It is normally harmless, though it grows on stressed plants. Here is more information: [1]

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