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Fungi Growing on tree stump

Hi all, I hope you can help. I haven’t long moved in to a new place and as of yet I haven’t touched the garden - I’m waiting for colder weather so growth is reduced and I can cut things back properly.

I‘ve just been outside and noticed these growing against a tree trunk. Should I be worried? Is it a fungi of a poisonous kind? A lot of tiny flies seem to be hovering around it, and the fungi itself seems to be moulding.

Can anyone advise me what I’m dealing with?

With thanks




  • s.e.85s.e.85 Posts: 3

    Thanks Edd - But what can I do? Will it effect other plants surrounding it (I have yet to tackle that border), and is it poisonous to animals?

    Last edited: 23 October 2017 15:53:40

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,366

    what distinguishes that from the other million and one fungi coming out of tree stumps at this time of year Edd?

    Most fungi aren't poisonous

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,997

    Honey fungus isn't poisonous image

    Some people worry about it because it does affect several types of shrubs and trees, but there are many beautiful and famous gardens which have honey fungus in the soil.

    The RHS has a list of plants that are particularly susceptible and also another list of plants that are resistant. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • s.e.85s.e.85 Posts: 3

    Thank you all!

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