Posted: May 11, 2021

In this CBS article, Allie Buchanan from Davey's Windsor, Ontario, office talks about an 'alien-like' fungus and if it's harmful to your trees or not. 

apple cedar rust fungus

It may look like an alien from outer space — but it's not as scary as it seems. 

CBC reporter Kaitie Fraser spotted this strange jelly-like substance in her aunt's backyard, growing on a cedar tree. In fact, her aunt said, when she first saw it, it looked like orange flowers at a distance. But when she started to approach it, it looked more like clumps of gummy bears.

So what took over this tree? According to Alexandria Buchanan, district manager for The Davey Tree Expert Company of Canada in Windsor, it's a common problem.

"We see this a lot. It's called apple cedar rust," said Buchanan.

It's a type of fungus, she added, that's often found on junipers, according to Buchanan, adding it's "incredibly alien" in its appearance.

To learn more about this fungus, click here.

Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with over 11,000 employees. Become part of the Davey legacy and apply today  

Other News Posts

Davey In The News

Weathering the storm: Experts share tips on how to protect vulnerable trees from damage

In this Palo Alto online article, Dr. Thomas Whitney, technical adviser within the Davey Institute, talks about protecting trees from storm damage.
Read More
Davey In The News

Tennessee bushes, trees hit hard by frost damage at homes and the Nashville Zoo

In this News Channel 5 Nashville segment, Rob Kraker from Davey’s Southeast Nashville office talks about what to do with frost damaged trees.
Read More

Get In Touch With Us!

We pride ourselves at Davey Tree on providing prompt, professional and personalized service from certified arborists that live, work and engage in your community. Contact one of our Davey Tree specialists for your residential, commercial, utility, or environmental needs.

Let's Find What
You're Looking For!

Davey uses cookies to make your experience a great one by providing us analytics so we can offer you the most relevant content. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies. View our Privacy Policy for more information.