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white powder encircling trunk of Birch sapling

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Polyethyl Thu 20-Mar-14 18:08:08

I recently planted a birch sapling to replace a birch tree that had to be felled after this winter's storms.

Someone has put a semicircle of white powder around its trunk. What on earth could the powder be?

figgypuddings Thu 20-Mar-14 18:12:35

Are you sure it is not mycelium? Some mushroom spores can leave a white powdery residue.

Polyethyl Thu 20-Mar-14 18:16:06

No. Definitely powder.

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