Our AZARA INTEGRIFOLIA small tree has developed a fungus spreading rapidly up the trunk. I enclose photo. Can you identify it for us and suggest if we can possibly cure it? If we lose it, is it safe to re-plant a tree on the same spot as it forms a cover for us? Thank you, Clare
There is no remedy or treatment. Wait and see how the tree gets on and replace it if neessary. The spores usually enter through a damaged area. Its spores are ubiquitous and it does not affect the soil for replanting.