I have a bay (laurel) tree which is possibly 8 to 10 years old. Over the last three months the trunk, and most branches have developed a large number of small white growths (about the size of a drawing pin head) that almost look like cotton wool, with some of them having a brown colour mixed in. It was suggested that this might be something called 'cushion fungus' but I've had no luck on the net to confirm this. Can you help, and suggest a remedy?
- 7 Aug, 2011