Many seem to think that Armillatox, once the stalwart cleanser for gardening use, is not available for eradicating the bootlace fungus - a scourge of gardeners, forever.
I have to admit I wasn't too sure either so a call to Armillatox soon put me on the right track.
Armillatox cannot be claimed as a Honey Fungus treatment but because it is exactly the same formulation as it was in the days when it was called a Honey Fungus treatment (in fact, Armillatox was invented for this purposes - hence the name) that as a side effect of using the chemical as a soap based garden cleaner, Honey Fungus can be treated.
Honey Fungus is actually a helpful pathogen because it helps nature accelerate the destruction of dead wood. By attacking the lignum and cellulose and breaking it down to glucose, which insects are then able to digest, valuable nutrients are then returned to the soil.
By treating the lower trunk of a healthy tree with a 20:1 solution of Armillatox and water, a tree or shrub can be inoculated against the 'bootlace' Rhizomes reaching your trees, the Rhizomorphs will surface, sporolate and send the resulting mycelia in search of dead and decaying wood.