Brown Felt Blight and Sooty Molds
Brown Felt Blight
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. This is Neopeckia on pines.
Brown felt blight on fir - Herpotrichia
Perithecia form on needles
Sooty molds are dark colored fungi that grow on aphid exudates. They can occur on conifers as well as hardwoods.