Jump to content

David Humphries

Super Moderator
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won



About David Humphries

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

Personal Information

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

Recent Profile Visitors

19,857 profile views
  1. Hi, after half hour of trying to figure out how to delete my profile, I am left angry and fustrated. No option to delete, no tranparant available info. 



  2. Enteridium Lycoperdon, the false puffball
  3. Interesting visitor to the Heath at Hampstead few days ago. crested Caracara Flew off from London Zoo and is still at large
  4. If it’s a perennial bracket type, worth considering Rigidoporus ulmarius
  5. Hair Ice, nice find ! Hair Ice WWW.METOFFICE.GOV.UK Hair ice is a rare type of ice formation where the presence of a particular fungus in rotting wood produces thin strands of...
  6. 2021 has been a cracking year for me regarding all things fungi. Found some amazing species, co-authored a book, gave some online talks & got a microscope to take identification a bit further down the road. 2022 should open up a whole new microworld of geeky myco-fascination 😁🔬 Below image includes a few of my favourite finds this year from Hampstead, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk. Some already known, some new to me. Species l-r are Silky rosegill (Volvariella bombycina), Summer truffle (Tuber aestivum), Eyelash fungus (Scutellina scutellata), Bilious Bolete (Rubroboletus legaliae), Earpick fungus (Auriscalium vulgare), Fluted Birds nest (Cyathus striatus), Golden Scaly Cap (Pholiota aurivella), Parasitic Bolete (Pseudoboletus parisiticus) & Scarlet Elfcup (Sarcoscypha austriaca) Further images can be seen @ https://www.instagram.com/tree_myco_man/
  7. ‘If’ it’s Gymnopus junonius, it’s is a saprotroph that will be taking its sustenance within dysfunctional areas of the damaged wood volumes (probably the roots) It will be a slow process of degradation. If the tree is in decline due to more than the root damage (other disease/dysfunction) the fungi will be part of the succession of the ongoing decline.
  8. Difficult to be sure when the specimens are starting to over mature. Easier when they are in early development. host (although found associating with a wide range of broadleaves) Cap colour (although a little faded here) No cap scales (although they may have washed off) Gill colour Gills are crowded Gills possibly adnate remnant ring on stipe and a hunch 😁


Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.