Oak leaf fungus

Tammi M asked 13 years ago

We have a number of very young oak trees which all have a fungus on the leaf. Parts of the garden have been very waterlogged this summer, however, it seems to be on all the trees, even those in a well-drained location. There is a fungal (mushroomy) smell from the leaf. Should I treat this?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This sounds like mildew which is very common of young oaks trees. It slows growth a little but it is not significant and they grow out of it in a few years. It is worse in some years than others.