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Russell Miller

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    Arb Consultant
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  1. Anyone else seeing major defoliation of ash by insects this summer? Leaves eaten to midrib. Semi circular holes. Got to be caterpillars but I’ve not seen such dramatic defoliation. A number of large early mature trees in Richmond.
  2. Stonefly. Aquatic larvae require clean water so good water quality indicator
  3. Looks like shaggy polypore Inonotus hispidus to me. On ash?
  4. This little beauty gave me a bit of a fright as I coughed on dust whilst removing ivy from the base of a oak. It took me a while to recognise that, although very hairy, this is Gypsy moth not Oak Processionary moth. Quite common in London now but not yet established at pest proportions. Even London is still to cold for it to proliferate on a scale that would cause defoliation problems.
  5. Seems to be the season for Coriolopsis gallica. This is a tier of brackets on a living Prunus padus street tree in Hackney. It took me a while to get to the ID since I associate Coriolopsis gallica with deadwood and ash. It is also fruiting in nearby Clissold park on a huge ash log. @treeruss
  6. I'm hoping the tree is still there so I can go back and look for it again. I didn't appreciate what I was photographing when I took the photos in 2014.
  7. Looking back through some photos from 2014 discovered Orchard Tooth fungus or orchard toothcrust - Sarcodontia crocea. Surpisingly large bracket - about 50cm. On Malus in old orchard. London.
  8. Laetiporus is common on willow and can disintigrate like this to powder. But it is a very long tier of brackets. @treeruss
  9. Oak is probably Q. macranthera (Caucasian oak). Leaves 15-23cm according to Mitchell.
  10. :scared1:Hang on, I'll be with you in a minute. I'm just writing the risk assesment.


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