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Oak Sapling Fungus

I have never written on a forum before, so this is a new one to me. 

I have an oak sapling which is a baby from my mums garden (her oak trees are hundreds of years old).
I have had it in a large pot for the past three years, I dont know where to plant it yet. 

About 3 weeks ago I noticed some white/cream fungus/growth growing from the soil... does anyone know what it is? 
Normally I would have thought it is some sort of mushroom, however it was early-mid August when I noticed them and assumed the weather would be too dry for mushrooms to be growing at this time of year.

Also, are they safe to remove and how to I remove them without causing damaged to my three. I havnt touch them at all yet, I wanted advice first  

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Many thanks. 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537
    They look like puffballs. Just pull them gently out .
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,309
    I'd agree with @fidgetbones. Just pull them out. It won't be difficult  :)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I agree with Fidget and Fairy thumbs up. Pull them out gently and put them on the compost heap. 

    And welcome to the forum @Mrsharris160715. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Thank you all very much!! 
    Look forward to see what I can learn from these forums. 😊
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