Fungus - Knowledgebase Question

Gahanna, Oh
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Question by chuckdoz1
September 19, 2009
About 5 years ago we had a large Locust tree removed from our front yard. There are a number of roots left just below the surface abd they have a fungus growing on them. Any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
September 19, 2009
Other than removing the roots, there's not much you can do to stop the fungal growth. The fungus and any mushrooms that erupt from the soil indicate the roots are decomposing, which is a good thing. If they were not decomposing they would be sending up suckers and those upright sprouts are harder to deal with than any fungus. You can rake around the soil to incorporate more fresh air which should help slow the fungal growth. Wish I had more solutions for you!

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