What Are the Signs of Tree Fungus?

Heart rot in a tree that causes damage to its system

So, you think you’ve got a fungus. Hold up, let’s rephrase that, shall we? So, you think your tree might have a fungus — not just one, by the way … several. And all you want is to get rid of these pesky fungi for good. We can’t blame you! Tree fungus comes in many forms (almost too many to count) and can quickly wreak havoc on your innocent trees and their long-term health.

If you hurry and act now, you can save them from going to that big tree farm in the sky.

If left unattended, you’ll have to pay to remove the tree sooner rather than later.

What Is a Tree Fungus?

Tree fungus is a dangerous disease that attacks a tree’s structural integrity and slowly causes it to decay and die. In other words, your tree is slowly being eaten away. And if this is allowed to happen long enough, there’s a good chance that the tree could buckle and fall — putting you, your property, your family, everyday people passing by, and nearby structures in jeopardy. 

Sadly, there’s no surefire way to avoid tree fungus. Even the most well-maintained tree can come in contact with spores because of the wind outside, hard rains splashing spores onto the trees, contaminated gardening tools, and more.

Tree fungus examples include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Oak wilt
  • Anthracnose
  • Root rot
  • Butt rot
  • Beefsteak fungus
  • Armillaria
  • Heart rot
  • Canker tree disease
  • Sooty mold
  • Powdery mildew disease
  • Rhizosphaera needle cast
  • Cedar apple rust
  • Apples scab disease

What Are Signs of Tree Fungus?

We don’t expect you to remember all of the fungi names above. That said, tree fungus is pretty obvious in most cases. For example, you’ll likely see abnormal growth, discoloration, unusual sogginess near the trunk, and wilting leaves. Growth scabs on the bark are also common; you may see some dusting or coating.

Hopefully, you caught the tree fungus early enough to get it looked at by a trained professional. If the tree is salvageable, they’ll offer you a few options, such as using tree pruning techniques and anti-fungal treatments to remove or contain the fungi. 

If you didn’t, your tree service professional will happily discuss your removal options.

Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal Today!

We know you have options regarding your tree service and removal needs. Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Denton, TX, is family-owned and operated and has served Denton and surrounding areas since 2016. More importantly, we have the equipment, experience, and technical know-how to safely and efficiently handle any tree and residential or commercial scenario — from a downed tree in the middle of a storm to trimming a few branches, stump grinding, and removing trees that tower 83 feet in the air.

There isn’t a tree in Denton that we can’t handle. Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal today!

Tree fungus on a Texas tree that required tree removal