Fungus on tree stump

Vivien Reid asked 12 years ago

How should I deal with what looks like a mushroom fungus that has appeared in the last few weeks on the stump of an apple tree that was cut down about 3 years ago? The stump is flush with the grass.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The fungus is producing mushrooms to send out its spores to reproduce itself. It is likely that this fungus has been rotting the dead roots and now has ‘flowered’. In a short time, the fungus will rot the stump and it will disappear.

There is nothing to do .. nature is taking its course. You can always brush away the mushrooms if you don’t like the look of them. 

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