[NAFEX] lime sulfur
bwoodtx at verizon.net
Wed Apr 5 16:39:50 EDT 2006
Yes, the fungus sounds like Mushroom Root Rot and it will kill a tree. It is
also known as Oak Root Rot. It will produce Mushrooms on the tree trunk in
the latter stage. There is a lot of information on the web about Mushroom
Root Rot. I do not know any cure. The only recommendation is to remove the
tree and either do not replant for 3 years or clean the hole out past the
root line and put in new dirt. This is a problem I had on some new land I
put trees on. It is caused by decaying wood. It will usually die out in
about 3 years if it does not have anything to feed on.
Oak Creek Orchard
bwoodtx at verizon.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "tanis grif" <tanisgrif at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] lime sulfur
>I was trying to recall the name of a fungus which indeed does do both the
> and the fruiting. Does armillaria sound right?
> --- Stephen Sadler <> wrote:
>> I agree that a sulfured paint won't do the trick, as the problem is
>> systemic. How old is the tree? Are mushrooms growing from the ground
>> the tree (from the roots)?
>> The type of saprophytic fungus liable to fruit (produce mushrooms) is not
>> the type that would be likely to be doing the primary damage to the tree.
>> First the wood dies, then the dead wood becomes able to take in moisture,
>> then the fungus takes hold. There are likely other processes at work.
>> Systemic fungus travels through the living tissues of the tree, and may
>> affect the fungus that's producing those mushrooms.
>> People often think that such fungi hasten the demise of their hosts, but
>> others are certain that the tree would decline at the same rate without
>> fungi; the dead wood just wouldn't decompose as fast.
>> Try a spray fungicide like Serenade, which infects the three with a
>> fungicidal microorganism. Follow the appropriate cultural treatments for
>> the variety and your location. Introduce fertile compost to the broad
>> around the tree (staying a few inches away from the trunk).
>> Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
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