Jump to content
David Humphries

Tis the season to see Fungi, fa la la la la....

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, AJStrees said:

Is Hypholoma fasciculare a fungus to worry about?

Yes in a way because it’s a true saprophyte so it is devouring dead roots. The dead decaying unstable roots are the real issue, not specifically the fungus.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see okay.

 

Would you recommend a way to find out what the root structure would be like under there? this is a fairly large tree by a pond and steps in an area where quite a few visitors walk. Hope you don't mind me asking for free consultation. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, AJStrees said:

I see okay.

 

Would you recommend a way to find out what the root structure would be like under there? this is a fairly large tree by a pond and steps in an area where quite a few visitors walk. Hope you don't mind me asking for free consultation. 

Airspading is one option. Uncovering the roots with compressed air and ‘sounding’ the roots to listen for wood density/function/decay. Can also use a spade ’carefully’. There are other detection techs available, but I have no experience of those.

 

7617F4C5-A3B5-45D9-9CBC-29E43F6F5520.jpeg.115caf2a066c22210b2eb8858215cf00.jpeg

 

7F29AE7B-A28C-4BCF-B478-281AC0564E2D.jpeg.17adb07e8236b7515339dfaecf971479.jpeg

 

7E4161BF-8B32-4BA0-9CFB-377EE71B4354.jpeg.f77f411e49c151c8a4c9c7b20a08d6ba.jpeg

 

E1A319FA-9F22-49D6-9500-392E67040DBC.jpeg.4e6361ce2d14f280d59fd2641f77e48f.jpeg

 

0B098830-6A93-40B4-8EE0-48ADC76CF9EC.jpeg.8d33b1cd6ad86becf5ff896471dc607c.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

35 minutes ago, David Humphries said:

Airspading is one option. Uncovering the roots with compressed air and ‘sounding’ the roots to listen for wood density/function/decay. Can also use a spade ’carefully’. There are other detection techs available, but I have no experience of those.

 

7617F4C5-A3B5-45D9-9CBC-29E43F6F5520.jpeg.115caf2a066c22210b2eb8858215cf00.jpeg

 

7F29AE7B-A28C-4BCF-B478-281AC0564E2D.jpeg.17adb07e8236b7515339dfaecf971479.jpeg

 

7E4161BF-8B32-4BA0-9CFB-377EE71B4354.jpeg.f77f411e49c151c8a4c9c7b20a08d6ba.jpeg

 

E1A319FA-9F22-49D6-9500-392E67040DBC.jpeg.4e6361ce2d14f280d59fd2641f77e48f.jpeg

 

0B098830-6A93-40B4-8EE0-48ADC76CF9EC.jpeg.8d33b1cd6ad86becf5ff896471dc607c.jpeg

That looks impressive. Being sweet chestnut do you think it will have a large root plate?

 

Does one have to get down far to determine the extent of any rot on the roots or is is quite visible higher up near the root crown?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, AJStrees said:

 

That looks impressive. Being sweet chestnut do you think it will have a large root plate?

 

Does one have to get down far to determine the extent of any rot on the roots or is is quite visible higher up near the root crown?

Target the areas where you find fruit bodies.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/12/2018 at 10:43, David Humphries said:

Target the areas where you find fruit bodies.

Thanks David. Okay will have a look for some air spading people and get prices. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Eddie Eco said:

Could anyone offer an I.D to these pics please? Thanks in advance!

IMG_0655.JPG

IMG_0656.JPG

IMG_0657.JPG

Psathyrella species perhaps but there are 400 species to choose from.

Could be something entirely different of course.

Basic ident features like gills and spore print would be useful.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, David Humphries said:

Psathyrella species perhaps but there are 400 species to choose from.

Could be something entirely different of course.

Basic ident features like gills and spore print would be useful.

 

 

 

Would this be considered saprophytic? I was going to ask if there were better photos of the gills to be able to see this a little better. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, David Humphries said:

Psathyrella species perhaps but there are 400 species to choose from.

Could be something entirely different of course.

Basic ident features like gills and spore print would be useful.

 

 

 

Thanks David - much appreciated! Photos are from client so will get some better ones next time I visit the site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.