Honey fungus?

Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,837

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I have kept these old birch branches as they are a good shape to be used as supports. On going for them this morning I see they have honey fungus. 

If I strip it off and  treat the branches, do you think they are safe to use? I want to use them under very large old rhodies to lift them

advice welcome ????

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A A Milne

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,858

    That's not Honey fungus, which is good news for the rest of your garden.  However, any which have fungus growing on them are already rotting inside and will be too weak to be used as supports in my opinion, even if you treated them.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,837

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     Bob, that is indeed good news, I was so hoping I was wrong. 

    We have decided to use them just now so we can strim and feed then will find appropriate supports 

    thanks very much

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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