enter image description here

Bottom of fig tree with soft spongy mold Can anybody tell me what this is at the bottom of my fig tree? It looks like it killed part of it? Any remedy or advice. Thanks

  • Are you saying some of the tree or its trunk is now dead? Have you had lots of very wet weather in the last few weeks? Have you tried leaning or pushing against the trunks to see if they're still solid and stable,or wobbly and likely to fall?
    – Bamboo
    Apr 11, 2020 at 18:55
  • We live in the South east, and it is alway humid here and has been raining on and off. The branch is wobbly and most definetely dead. However that mold is extending to other live branches and I am wondering whether the mold killed that branch of the tree and what can I do to save the rest of the tree...
    – lila
    Apr 11, 2020 at 20:57

1 Answer 1


If the trunk is already dead and the fungus is spreading, it's most likely one of the foot and butt rots at the root. There is nothing you can do to save the rest of the tree, though removal of the dead trunk with the worst of the fungus might mean the rest lasts a bit longer. The fungus will be working its way up the inside of the tree as well as the outside, I'm afraid. It's probably safest to remove it altogether.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.