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Is there anything to be done about honey fungus or do you just live with it nd let it spread?



You need to get rid of it if possible or it will consume any trees that you might have. There will be others on here with better ideas than I as to how to tackle it - I am a mushroom conserver but even I would not want honey fungus in my garden :-(

19 Nov, 2009


Here's the link to the RHS advice page on Honey Fungus. I hope it helps.

19 Nov, 2009


If at all possible, dig the affected area. In the soil you will find what looks like black bootlaces - this is the fungus and must be removed

19 Nov, 2009


There are several species of honey fungus not all have bootlaces. I have the non aggressive one in one corner of the garden. It helps see off old/dieing trees/shrubs. I have learnt to live with it and plant resistant strains. When I first found it i thought it was the end of the world but in reality it hasnt been a problem. I lost 2 silver birch 55yrs old, a lilac and a laurel.

As spritz says I had it identified by the rhs and have followed their planting advice.

so there is life after hf. :o)

19 Nov, 2009

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