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Is this honey fungus?

Several trees and shrubs have been dying in my garden in the last few years. I haven't been able to find any rhizomorphs and looking for mycellium in the stems has been similarly inconclusive, but the roots of dead/dying plants haven't looked happy.

Now these have come up, and look suspiciously suspicious...



  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    I don't think so. From what I remember from the  Silver birch that was in our garden the fungi bodies grew out of the tree itself. But do see what others think.

    Last edited: 14 October 2017 14:02:03

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  • MuddyForkMuddyFork North HampshirePosts: 435

    The little collar beneath the top indicates that it could but I do have honey fungus and the toadstools are a darker colour.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Growth habit and colour look right so could well be HF.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312

    The RHS are asking for us to contact them if we suspect Honey Fungus


    Last edited: 14 October 2017 14:54:14

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