Monday, May 3, 2010

Cedar - Part II

Well it appears that the bright orange things in the cedar tree are called Cedar-Apple Rust.
Very complex and deadly fungus, esp. to apple trees. The wind can carry the spores up to 3 miles!! I don't have any apple trees, but I don't if any neighbors do......

If you want to read more about this fungus, click here

Nanny

11 comments:

Jill said...

OH MY! We have this same fungus in our Cedars for the FIRST time! Hubbie thought that it was a flower too and looked it up. Isn't it a STRANGE looking specimen??????

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Thank you so much - Mom says thank you, too, for finding out about it! I had no idea how to go about it myself

Betsy said...

Thanks to Solar, I now know you had a birthday! Happy, happy day, dear friend! :)

grammy said...

I read part one first...loved the way you were able to use the trees...the mantle is beautiful and so is the bar. Yes I have a cedar chest. We called them a hope chest...very old fashioned for the now-a-day woman. Yikes about the fungus. That is scary. Wonder if you should spray the tree or something. I am sure you will find out (o:

Deb said...

that is good to know...learn something new everyday...

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I knew that thing had the look of a fungi!! It is so wild how many of them there are and this is their first time... conditions must have been perfect for proliferation!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh my ..this can't be good for the tree!? When I looked at the photos in the prior post it did look like some sort of flower. I'm going to look at the link to learn more. Good luck getting rid of it!

PS Love your cedar mantle and bar top!

Amanda said...

Oh goodness! Is there a way for you to treat it?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My----Hope your neighbors don't have apple trees. That's a shame. Do you know what causes the fungus???? Does it harm the cedars???

I grew up using Cedar trees as Christmas trees. That was about all your could get back then in VA.. They smelled good--but were 'scratchy'...

Hugs,
Betsy

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Learn something every day don't we. Came by to say thank you for the get well wishes and tried to catch up while I was here.
I have never ever seen these in any tree..hahaha
Strange looking balls or flowers or whatever they are...you would think if they had been there for sure you would see these..how odd
Appreicate all the well wishes
Take care too'
Love
Maggie

theUngourmet said...

How bizarre! It almost looks like sea anemone!