Mysterious growth on cedars

KTSmith

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Tree species? Where in Canada? I don't mean street address, but a sense of midwest, eastcoast, westcoast. People call all sorts of trees "cedar". How about a close-up, in-focus image (or description) of the surface: What's the texture (smooth, rough, leathery, brittle)? Pores, teeth, gills, wrinkles, hairs etc.? Are the edges or margins flat on the bark or curved backward? Sorry to not be more help.
 

evo

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Tree species? Where in Canada? I don't mean street address, but a sense of midwest, eastcoast, westcoast. People call all sorts of trees "cedar". How about a close-up, in-focus image (or description) of the surface: What's the texture (smooth, rough, leathery, brittle)? Pores, teeth, gills, wrinkles, hairs etc.? Are the edges or margins flat on the bark or curved backward? Sorry to not be more help.
Looking at the duff, Im very confident its western red... Certainly Thuja
 
Hello all, apologies for the lack of description earlier!

Tree species: Thuja occidentalis
Location: Southern Ontario
Texture: Unknown as I am just going from pictures

I will attach a few other photos the tree owner sent, but I can't say that they are any better quality though. I appreciate the response!

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KTSmith

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I think what's hanging me up here is the color rendering on my monitor. If it is indeed greenish, verify that is not a lichen.

If not lichen and given the genus Thuja, I'd start with the decay fungus: Postia sericeomollis, which has had a bunch of different names with the synonymy given here. I say "start with" because I still don't have the diagnostic details squared away.
 

southsoundtree

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This is western redcedar.

I'll look into the suggested causal organism.
 

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