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Yellow slime on tree stump

Hi, I have recently had a tree felled because of honey fungus and am waiting for the root to be ground out.  I have just noticed today that there is yellow slime on top of the remaining stump - is this honey fungus too and how do I get rid of it from the surrounding soil.  Thank you.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    That is another fungus or, more likely, a slime mould which has taken advantage of the oozing sap which the roots will still be producing.  It's not honey fungus so no need to worry about this particular one. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Jazz883Jazz883 Posts: 10

    Thank you, that's a relief!  What's the best way to clean it off before the chap comes to grind it out?  I'm concearned that the dog or cat could 'investigate'!

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    I doubt it is harmful to animals, but why not simply cover it with an old compost bag weighed down with bricks to keep them away to be safe?   It is helping to break down the wood so is a friend rather than a foe. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Jazz883Jazz883 Posts: 10

    Cheers, I will do that. Thank you for your help! image

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,455

    Hi, Jazz883,

    You're not the first to report this weird "slime mould/dog's vomit" thing on our forum.

    If you type

    slime mould site:http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/

    in your browser you will see many discussions about it!

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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