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RE: Fungus on Monterey Cypress

Subject: RE: Fungus on Monterey Cypress
From: Rupert Baker
Date: Dec 05 2019 11:01:02
A saprophyte;  if you are worried, try excising a little piece of bark 
underneath the fungus, down to the cambium; if the cambium is live that'll 
confirm it is a saprophyte - probably feeding on the dead organic matter 
building up on the tree's base (plus dog pee etc?).
Rupert

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Jonathan Astill
Sent: 04 December 2019 12:41
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Fungus on Monterey Cypress

Any one know what this fungus could be? 

 

White resupinate fruiting bodies on bark at base of Monterey Cypress. Tree in 
good health. Inner bark tissues under fruiting bodies also appears to be 
healthy and unaffected. 

I anticipate that it is relatively benign but would like to be sure.

 

As an aside, did you know that Cupressus macrocarpa is now called 
Hesperocyparis macrocarpa? I wish the taxonomists would stop doing that.  

 

J         




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