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Most Important Fungi To Know

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Interesting question.

 

Why do you ask and what do you think are the most important fungi to know? 


Any knowledge or experience of ones you’ve seen on and around trees?
 

Thats a good starting point.

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Good question. Purely from the posts I see here  Kretzschmaria, Gannoderma, Innotus Hispidia, and H. Fungus seem to be key ones to identify.

 

Lots on here know better than me of course.

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2 hours ago, StuMcG said:

What are the 10 most important fungi an arborist should know? Especially in terms of tree health and safety.

Thanks.

It's not that simple. There are several species of honey fungus, some more aggressive than others. Inonotus hispidus decays ash differently to plane, then there's the individual trees health and vitality, soil type, climate and lots of other things that can have an effect on how a fungus decays a tree.

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The AA book fungi on Trees is a great start.

I believe david humphreys is producing a new book on fungi, which I am looking forward to. Any idea of a publication date David?

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44 minutes ago, jfc said:

The AA book fungi on Trees is a great start.

I believe david humphreys is producing a new book on fungi, which I am looking forward to. Any idea of a publication date David?

We’re looking at September

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On 09/02/2020 at 18:35, David Humphries said:

Interesting question.

 

Why do you ask and what do you think are the most important fungi to know? 


Any knowledge or experience of ones you’ve seen on and around trees?
 

Thats a good starting point.

Thanks, asking because I am looking to expand my knowledge base and to gain some qualifications in the next year or so.  I've asked for a short answer so I can make a start. Hopefully on the fungi that have the highest risk factors in everyday practical arb work. 

Have seen the effects of meripilus, honey fungus and ganoderma. Have cleared up the results or removed, the infected trees. Working to other peoples specifications as a climber.

My knowledge of these is poor. 

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