What is this and is it a problem?

I am a very novice gardener and I think this is a crab apple tree. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I noticed weird fungus looking stuff on the branches. Is this normal? Should I do anything? Thanks 

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,320

    Hi Barber Miche. Can you upload a picture to help in identifying please?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Trying to upload a photo from my phone but it's not doing it. Bare with me. 

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  • Cat 3Cat 3 Posts: 76

    Hi I have that on my discovery Apple tree and was told it is lichen and not to worry about it.  ?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,320

    Well done image No need to worry. That is a lichen and indicates the air in your region is very clean. It will not harm your tree unless it covers everything. You can scrape off any bits you don't like.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,320

    Cat beat me to it ha ha!

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Cat 3Cat 3 Posts: 76

    Thank you Ladybirdimage

  • Thanks both of you. I'm happy about that. Is it a crab apple tree? The fruits don't grow bigger than cherrys. I have so many plants I can't identify in my garden. I need to educate myself.image

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,320

    It certainly looks like a crab apple and your description of the fruit size would indicate that is right - you can make great crab apple jelly from them image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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