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white powdery stuff on this tree, what is it?

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:35 pm
by yolandamgd
While I was exploring the woods behind my boyfriends house, we discovered this strange looking substance on the tree trunk of a small sapling? The tree trunk was about an inch or two around. It looked like it was made up of white strands that turned powdery when I scraped it with a stick. The substance wasn't on the leaves just the trunk and I noticed another small tree nearby that had the same stuff on it. I have "googled" powdery white substance, tree fungus, mildew but I still can't find anything that doesn't look like a mushroom.

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:28 am
by Kisal
Any chance of you getting a photo and posting it for us? It would be interesting to see the growth. I'm sure it's some type of fungus, but just what type I couldn't really guess without seeing it. :)

Lilac Bushes with white powdery folage

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:34 pm
by cjbjelan
I was wondering if my lilac bush has a fungus of some sort and what I should do about it?