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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
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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. David Humphries

    Brackets on Alder

    Ganoderma spp i would lean toward G. australe looking at the level of decay. But I would rule out G. applanatum. mycroscopy needed to check spore size between the two species.
  2. David Humphries

    Fungi on Beech

    Yes, M. giganteus. That's quite a large fruiting, which may suggest the fungi is taking advantage of the available wood volume of dysfunctional roots. Investigate the condition of the roots in the area of fruiting or Fell
  3. David Humphries

    I'm an iggly, I'm an iggly, what iggly am I ?

    Looks like the woody was pretty hungry for whatever it was wrinkling around inside there. 😄
  4. David Humphries

    I'm an iggly, I'm an iggly, what iggly am I ?

    Don’t think it is but hoping it’s not the bronze birch borer. Agrilus anxius https://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/Bronze-Birch-Borer-Contingency-plan.pdf/$FILE/Bronze-Birch-Borer-Contingency-plan.pdf Not meant to be in Europe.....yet Any D shaped exit holes ?
  5. David Humphries

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

    Look like Resi to me.
  6. David Humphries

    Blow, blow, thou Spring? wind,

    Few bits to clear up in London over the weekend, expecting some more over the next couple of days. (top one not one of ours, but in the same neck of the woods)
  7. David Humphries

    Brackets on Alder

    If you get the chance can you post up an image of the cross section please, always interested in decay images of Ganoderma species on unusual hosts.
  8. David Humphries

    Possibly Pseudotrametes?

    AJS is on to it - Daedaleopsis confragosa, the blushing bracket
  9. David Humphries

    Brackets on Alder

    looks like Ganoderma species to me. Did you take a wedge out to look at the flesh and tubes?
  10. David Humphries

    Climbing emergents

    Nice Rob, looks better than cold wet climbing in London in March.
  11. David Humphries

    To Coronet or Not to Coronet, now that is a question

    Mesterh, I can only apologise for dissapointing you with the presentation of inferior imagery. The originals were taken with a grown up camera with the childish pride of wanting to capture for posterity, what I thought was my masterpiece in coronet art. The latter images were taken on the hoof with a camera phone clicking away approximately 200 shots of things I'd done in the past for comparison at this particular site. I shall endeavour to take a whole camera location crew with me in future before I consider sharing this tripe and ruining your viewing pleasure. 😆
  12. David Humphries

    To Coronet or Not to Coronet, now that is a question

    About 10 years between these images
  13. David Humphries

    Hazard Tree take downs

    Really like the way the ground set camera slowly raises with the entire root plate when the first and last big buggers slowly go over. The last one was like watching the 'Hometree' in Avatar slowly destruct and disintegrate. Great footage ! I know you're a tough northern bastard Reg, but why no gloves mate?
  14. David Humphries

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

    Few fungi noted fruiting at Burnham Beeches over the last week. Serpula lacrymans Phlebia radiata Fomitopsis pinicola Fomes fomentarius Schizophyllum commune Fomitopsis betulinus pore parasite Stereum hirsutum Hymenocheate rubiginosa Pluerotus ostreatus Kretzschmaria deusta Fomitopsis betulinus
  15. David Humphries

    Ident help please

    Oak maze gill (Daedalea quercina) on the wound, as Mr Smith has already nailed, and Psuedoinonotus dryadeus at the base.


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