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I have a stringy white mold under my compost mulch around trees. I mulch about 3inches deep and water once a week for at least 6 hours with 1 & 2 gal emitters. Most of my trees are only a year and half old and are all sub tropical fruit trees. Everything seems to be doing fine. Is this mold something I should address? It is centered closest to the emitters. Maybe my mulch is too thick and not allowing enough evaporation ? I can't imagine I am over watering trees this young in this heat.

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Comment by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden on September 17, 2012 at 7:24pm

that looks like good stuff to me ...

you might find that the referenced powdery (airborne) mold that rapidly colonizes the mulched wood chip piles are a different organism ...

Comment by jeff lauffer on September 17, 2012 at 6:23pm
Yes, It is a good thing just the compost breaking down. This is the stuff that lets off a lot of what looks like smoke when your compost is moved around Def. not good to breath in large amounts of it. There was a real good answer from chris before but I think all his comments have been removed.
Comment by Joseph McClellan on September 17, 2012 at 3:42pm

I have this exact thing in my mulch around trees. Is it mycorrhizae?

Comment by jeff lauffer on August 9, 2010 at 10:29am
Great! Thanks for your help Chris.
Comment by jeff lauffer on August 6, 2010 at 10:11pm
I do have a few photos i'll try and put them up, thanks to both who commented, Rachel I am going to look up mycorrhizae now and see if the pics fit what i have, thanks.
Comment by Rachel on August 6, 2010 at 3:47pm
Are you sure it's mold and not mycorrhizae? If it's mycorrhizae, which fits your description, that's a good thing. :)

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