Pine Tree Has Soft Gooey White Growths Resembling Roasted Marshmallows.

Question From: S. Dorffi - Alpine, Arizona, United States
Q: Several soft gooey white growths resembling roasted marshmallows on a pine tree in my backyard. I live backed up to the forest in Arizona. There are no growths on any other tree. A real mystery. Could it be a fungus or insect nest?

A: Susan, I live in Michigan so am not familiar with the diseases or bugs in your area. My guess is its a type of mushroom, Take a photo to your local garden center or nursery that sells evergreens for a more accurate Id. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy