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Rust-Colored Fungus at Base of Tree

At the base of my well established fig tree is a rust colored fungus-like growth, which appears to be disintegrating the wood. What could it be and how do I get rid of it? It has been there for a few months.

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 09/06/2012 @ 8:22 am

It sounds like the plants have some sort of rust fungus. Treat the plant with a fungicide. We are fond of neem oil as a fungicide. It helps with keeping pests off and is also safe to use. Here is more information:

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