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    Had to remove palm due to Ganoderma butt rot fungus ;(

    I recently noticed that one of my large Areca palms was dying. Then I found a conch growing at the base of the tree. The pic is from an AG site, not my tree. A little research revealed that it is a fungus that is wiping out stands of palms. I had the tree removed but am concerned that I will lose the rest of my palms...and I have many to lose. Is anyone else having this problem and has it spread to your other palms?
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    Dang Katie you scared the heck outta me, no one wants "Butt Rot"
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    Dang Katie you scared the heck outta me, no one wants "Butt Rot"
    Yea, I thought the same thing. I have seen that type of growth on rotting wood. Which came first? The palm dying or the fungus after it died?
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    It's the fungus that kills the palm. But for sure, no one wants to have or see any Butt Rot.

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