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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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    Suffolk & London
  • Interests
    Family, veteran trees & biodiversity
  • Occupation
    Trees Management Officer at the City of London's North London Open Spaces
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  1. Orange ones are likely to be Pholiota aurivella. Nice Sparassis !
  2. Thank you fellas, it was a really nice recognition and quite a humbling experience, particularly being virtually presented by Tony Kirkham. It's an award that has been afforded to me by the support of a large cast of people over the years from work, here at Arbtalk and elsewhere that have suffered and indulged me and my passion for all things trees, from tree health care, veteran tree management to fungi identification. I like to think that some inspiration has been sparked by my sharing and observations and that some of the blagging and drivel has been balanced by a few pearls here and there. Big thanks to Steve for giving us this great platform to interact with each other both in the cyber-world and at field meetings sharing our specialisms, experiences and failures to help us all along our various paths. Have made some good friends and acquaintances over my time here, long may that continue. I raise a virtual glass to you all.🌳 🍄 🍺
  3. Yes, these are Armillaria mellea, Honey fungus
  4. Ganoderma resinaceum, the brown/cocoa spore colour confirms genus, it will be soft to touch which confirms it as one of the three annual UK Ganoderma species. If you wipe off the spore from the surface it will be a red resinous colour.
  5. Good to see you're still alive Deano 👍 How was the leather?
  6. Vasates quadripedes - Maple bladder gall
  7. Teraneura ulmi - Elm- grass root aphid gall
  8. On ash? I think it looks like P. fraxinea. A slice/wedge of the flesh and tube layer would help confirm. Only other candidate that fits the look at that stage in development is Ganoderma resinaceum, but I think it’s likeky the former. another way to tell the difference between those two is the spore, white/cream for Perenniporia, brown/cocoa for G. resinaceum.
  9. Spangle galls from the gall wasp (Neuroterus quercusbaccaram) not really a health issue for the tree in my experience
  10. Great picture Matty, sums up the camaraderie and essence of Arbtalk and it’s members really well.
  11. Very sad to hear, Alan was a great forum character, my sincere condolences to his close friends and family.


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