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I think that this is an old Inonotus sp bracket on a large oak I've been asked to look at. Could anyone confirm this? I think it's hispidus...

 

My current thinking is a crown reduction, largely as it is in an area of high footfall. Any thoughts?

 

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Thanks,  I agree hispisdus is normally higher.  There is 2 oaks with this on, I tending towards Inonotus dryadeus, now I've had think about it.  Feel I'm going around in circles a bit...

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Hmmm, don't think I've seen I. hispidus on Oak, at least not commonly, but I. dryadeus very commonly...particularly on Holm Oak (IME.) Positioning, i.e. between buttresses, may be significant in terms of the section of the stem / bole affected perhaps being limited to the central core / heartwood (to be established.)

 

I'd await other, more authoritative, posts here before rushing to do anything tbh and whilst CR is often appropriate to reduce sail area / wind loading, it should be justified as it does involve wound creation and if excessive can hasten existing decay as energy reserves are re-directed etc. etc.

 

reet, time t'dash ...

Paul

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Thanks,  It's in the buttress on both trees, hence with further consideration i dryadeus seems more likely to me now, and in a less busy area I'd be inclined to leave it alone.  However, the large and sustained footfall around the trees, both which have sizable and over extended branches.  hence i think I need to try and reduce the risk of limb failure...

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