Ganoderma applanatum- This is a bracket fungus that thrives on rotten or decaying wood. The conch that is visible is actually the fruiting flower of the fungus. This fungus is a bad sign when it appears on your trees because it indicates the presence of rotten and decaying wood. It is not a species specific fungus, this means that it can appear on a wide array of trees from small Palms (which are not even trees to begin with) all the way to the mightiest of Live Oaks.
If you notice these conchs on the trees in your yard, it might be time to have a hazardous tree assessment performed by our Arborist. Contact Us so we can take a look at your tree to determine how severe the problem is, and help in the decision making process of "what happens next?"