Tree Problems

Killing Fungus


Marlsrdh added on November 4, 2016 | Answered

I have just noticed brown jelly fungus on my red oak tree. It is at the base. I am wondering if I can treat this or do I need to call a professional arborist. Pic attached.


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 4, 2016

The jelly fungus itself is not harmful to your tree, but it is a sign that the tree is sick or dying. These fungi only begin to grow once a tree is rotting due to other health problems. As this article explains, it's best to consult an arborist:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/jelly-fungi-on-trees.htm

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