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David Humphries

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About David Humphries

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    Site Moderator, Raffle Sponsor 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Birthday 16/07/1969

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  • Location:
    Suffolk & London
  • Interests
    Family, veteran trees & biodiversity
  • Occupation
    Trees Management Officer at the City of London's North London Open Spaces
  • City
    London/Newmarket

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  1. David Humphries

    Guernsey fungi

    Not such a new name Al, been known as Psuedo for quite a while. Oak can exist and adapt with/to this decay association for many years.........but, it can lead to a wind throw situation as buttresses can become quite thin. i haven't actually seen a Holm oak with this association fail, so haven't got direct experience. How's Guernsey? Never been.
  2. David Humphries

    Guernsey fungi

    Psuedoinonotus dryadeus Al
  3. David Humphries

    Bracket fungus ID on Fraxinus exelsior

    Perenniporia fraxinea, white spore print on the ground is the confirmation against Ganoderma, which would be a brown spore print.
  4. David Humphries

    Ganoderma applanatum on Beech?

    More likely to be G. australe
  5. David Humphries

    Carmanah Giant - Worlds Tallest Spruce

    Great watch Reg, love the depth of field, quality, editing & pace of the drone footage. Cool story !
  6. David Humphries

    Ganoderma on Beech?

    Yep, Ganoderma. Difficult to say which one. Either australe or pfeifferi Bark crack looks like an expansion crack on a adapting buttress. Evidence of reiterating root growth next to the fruitbody, so may be worth considering a reduction to assist stabilising the tree if there is appetite to retain by the owner? If not get it felled.
  7. David Humphries

    Fungi ident

    Armillaria sp, possibly A. mellea Always worth scratching around the soil to look for rhizomorphs if you suspect Armillaria.
  8. David Humphries

    Found this on willow that is clearly dying! Any ideas?

    Hard (perennial type) or soft (annual type) if the latter I'd suggest Ganoderma resinaceum. Looks like this years fruiting body growing below last years.
  9. David Humphries

    Bug Fung

    Pale tussock moth caterpillar (Calliteara pudibunda) stumbling over Armillaria mellea on this young dead oak.
  10. David Humphries

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

    Could be, hard or soft brackets?
  11. David Humphries

    Help with Bracket fungus ID

    I. hispidus on Oak, really Jules?
  12. David Humphries

    The Office

    Nice to see that one of the old veteran trees that we manage at Hampstead has been nominated for Englands Tree of The Year. The John Keats Mulberry (sits in the grounds of the Poets home where he penned many classic poems and odes such as 'Ode to a Nightingale'). The fragile tree is reclining and supported by brick pillars having gently subsided many years ago but stayed root intact. Each year there is a heavy crop of juicy fat delicious mulberries which attract visitors to sample its wares but this is perhaps the greatest threat to its continuing longevity. We occasionally reduce the canopy to lessen the load on the old branches. Its up against some very fine contenders from across the English treescape. https://campaigns.woodlandtrust.org.uk/page/30353/data/1?supporter.questions.285157=Tree%207 https://www.moruslondinium.org/map/keats-house Bit of culture for the tree cutters, Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch reciting Ode to a Nightingale........
  13. David Humphries

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

    Not enough detail, any shots of the gills, stem or spore colour?
  14. David Humphries

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

    Might just be a natural flush of fruiting from the change of weather from hot prolonged summer to wet cooler autumn. Loads of species of sapro’s and Myco’s fruiting like crazy down here currently. May not be as a direct effect of the fire.
  15. David Humphries

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

    Similar but I would think that is turkey tail https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/coltricia-perennis.php

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