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David Humphries

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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. Depends on your experience, but it may be worth considering the Basic TI course to cover the fundamental aspects of inspection before moving toward the intermediate level and then Professional TI after gaining 2/3 years work field experience. Basic Tree Survey and Inspection | Lantra Awards WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK Acquire key tree inspection skills with our one-day course for learners. Arboricultural Association - Bridging the gap – The Intermediate Tree Inspection Course WWW.TREES.ORG.UK <p class= lead dblue >The Professional Tree Inspection certificate (PTI) is widely recognised as the benchmark... Professional Tree Inspection | Lantra Awards WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK Hone your skills with our three-day course for experienced inspectors.
  2. Murphy the fung mutt sniffing out the fruits of the forest with me. Not an Arbdog in the strict sense, as he's never been at work with me on a felling site but comes out occasionally whilst inspecting.
  3. Ozonium (mycelium outside of the wood volume) & inkcap fruiting body coming from the ozonium.
  4. It’s known as Ozonium (or fire rug) it’s the air mycelium of certain ink cap species
  5. 13 years on from starting this thread and I still get a buzz every autumn from seeing the fruits of the forest and trees. Some highlights found over the last three or four weeks from London, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. Hoof fungus - Fomes fomentarius Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum Bearded tooth - Hericium erinaceus Ischnoderma benzoinum Anamorphic form of Fistulina hepatica Shaggy polypore - Inonotus hispidus Stocking Webcap - Cortinarius torvus Spindleshank - Gymnopus fusipes Tawny grissette - Amanita fulva Porcelain fungi - Mucidula mucida Amathyst deceiver - Laccaria amethystina Shaggy scalycap - Pholiota squarrosa Collared earthstar - Geastrum triplex Chicken of the woods - Laetiporus sulphureus 2013 Beefsteak - Fistulina hepatica same oak volume as above 2020
  6. Orange ones are likely to be Pholiota aurivella. Nice Sparassis !
  7. 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.? ? ?
  8. Yes, these are Armillaria mellea, Honey fungus
  9. 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.
  10. Good to see you're still alive Deano ? How was the leather?


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