Brown Felt Blight and Sooty Molds
Brown Felt Blight - Neopeckia and Herpotrichia
Brown felt blight is a snow mold. It produces brown felt-like mycelium on needles covered with snow. This disease can often be found at high elevation sites where snow covers branches and trees.
Brown felt blight on needles producing perithecia. Two genera, Neopeckia and Herpotrichia, can be found on pines and fir.
Sooty molds are dark colored fungi that grow on aphid exudates.