lawson cypress problem

theresa foxton asked 13 years ago

my lawson cypress seems to have a root growing in side the bark which has split to accomodate the growth the only plants near it are small shrubs so i know its not one of them invading could this be a fungus of some sort i have a photo many thanks

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Although is it difficult to see from the photo, it is possible that the plant has produced a rot form the trunk. This usually happens when some compost or even a bag with rubbish or such is placed against the trunk, triggering a rooting response. Nothing to be conecerned about, these are known as adventitious roots.