Fungus on firewood

I cut down this willow to season and then use as firewood. It has a mould/fungus on it. Is if still ok to stack and dry, or could it spread to other logs? Thanks


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,342
    edited 3 December
    No idea what the name of this particular fungus is, but fungus only grows when the conditions are right. Such conditions usually involve dampness. So keep your firewood dry and you should be OK.

    Another name for willow is, of course, withy.  And here is an ancient song explaining the reason why willow, or withy, is prone to “perish at the heart”. Believe it or not, as you choose. 😊

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 939
    Could it be a lichen?
  • Sam76Sam76 Posts: 71
    Dont think its lichen. More of a damp mold. Only on the willow logs
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 939
    I thought it looked a bit like a crusty lichen. Imaged sourced from 4pp chart.pdf

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,347
    I've had similar on ash and alder, it dries out and burns a treat.
  • Ante30Ante30 Senj, CroatiaPosts: 699
    Just keep wood in dry, airy and cold space and if it's fungus, it will not grow and spread on other wood.
  • Sam76Sam76 Posts: 71
    Thanks all  :)
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