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David Humphries

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About David Humphries

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  • Birthday 16/07/1969

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    Suffolk & London
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    Family, veteran trees & biodiversity
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    Trees Management Officer at the City of London's North London Open Spaces
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  1. Very little text out there on it’s ecology, from observations I’d say it’s primarily associated with older root systems with associated dysfunction. I’ve excavated a couple of fruitbodies in the past to trace back mycelium to wood volumes and in both cases found it directly attached on dead roots. We have it hosting with pendunculate, sessile and red oak as well as beech, lime and hornbeam on our trees in north London. Don’t think it’s as scarce as records seem to indicate.
  2. Mostly argentine tango but occasionally known to fox trot 😄
  3. Anomorphic form of Fistulina hepatica rather than the more common telomorphic form.
  4. Yes, Meripilus. Tree is likely to be right royally fuched ! Examination would be needed to confirm how far the roots are compromised. The vascular columns ‘look’ sound but it’s how they connect to the roots will be key. How was the crown looking? Any fruit bodies away from the tree out on the roots?
  5. I can’t answer that for you, without assessing the tree in the flesh, too many variables.
  6. A slice of the fruit body showing the flesh and tube layer would make identification a bit clearer.
  7. Ganoderma species I would of thought. Perhaps G. resinaceum
  8. Tree Fungi colonisation & decay LTOA.pdf Thought members may be interested in a presentation I gave a few months ago to the London Tree Officers Association on fungi.
  9. Had my pair for 6 years (although don't climb these days) found them to be hard wearing. Getting a few little holes now so looking to buy another pair soon.
  10. Chicken would be brown rot more targeted at the old heart wood, Merip - white rot targeting roots.
  11. Been busy 😄 looks like chicken to me to me but not a good angle shot to be sure. Any other images Mick?
  12. Job title Arborist -24 Months FTC Job reference OOOS483 Date posted 09/09/2019 Application closing date 11/10/2019 Location Salary £30,550 to £34,410 per annum, inclusive of all allowances, (Depending on performance and experience) Job description The Corporation of London is the local authority for the commercial and financial heart of Britain - The City of London. In addition, the Corporation has responsibilities that stretch far beyond the confines of the "Square Mile". These include the ownership and management of over 4000 hectares of London's prime open space, of which Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queens Park cover 315 hectares. This existing post will offer a first-class opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated professional to join a dedicated Arboricultural team who are responsible for the care, inspection and conservation of all the trees in this diverse and very special open space. You will have demonstrative industry experience and certification in climbing, pruning, felling, rigging operations, using and maintain associated Arboricultural machinery. For an informal discussion, please call or e-mail the Trees Management Officer, David Humphries on 077757 03017 or david.humphries@cityoflondon.gov.uk The closing date for applications is 11 October 2019 at 12 noon. Please see the Job Information Pack To apply, please click on the apply online button below. Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number OS483. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732. The City of London Corporation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The City of London is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
  13. Which is a little confusing as it’s technically a polypore and doesn’t have gills. Albeit the pores are elongated and mazelike.

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