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  1. "... there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress." Tony, So you're the one losing whatever debate and finishing the thread by being the first to mention Hitler or did you think that the "Man in Black" was Hitler instead of Claus Mattheck, who by the way always wears brown leather clothing ?
  2. Tony, It must be my poor understanding of British humour and/or the experiences we Dutch had with the nazi's that I don't see the joke in this, so could you please enlighten me on the meaning of your above statement on Hitler and on who the first person is to mention he (= ?) loses.
  3. How about this for an ad hominem fallacy : ---
  4. 1. Yes, there has, but not very often because of pro-active removing of infected large diameter branches diagnosed by infected small branches lying on the ground (see the photo's in my thread and earlier post) leading to timely high altitude inspection. 2. Never together, always after one another with I. hispidus being the later one fruiting from the trunk and never from major (Massaria infected) branches.
  5. : also see my thread on Massaria in The Netherlands, to which I add the following photo. ---
  6. Last year, I found two small annual brackets of Meripilus giganteus hidden between low bushes surrounding the base of this old roadside beech and this is what the crown looks like this year. ---
  7. "I have ended reacting to any of your posts on this forum" Steve, : as far as posts with a mycological, (forest or urban) ecological and arboricultural content are concerned.
  8. "With this reply and after reviewing your obvious lack of expertise on, or even any interest whatsoever in the *arboricultural* aspects of urban ecology" Quote from my "CV" on Arbtalk : "... from 1996 on ... an educationial program with seminars and in situ workshops all over The Netherlands and Belgium following and completing a basic VTA course ... the participants of the mycological courses and workshops, which were a few hundred over the 11 years I was associated with an international tree company for which I assessed and monitored (both VTA and MTA) over 15.000 urban and road side trees. During that period I also intensively worked together with Claus Mattheck." both with religion in their mission statements : :lol:
  9. With this reply and after consulting some of my colleagues and arborists from the U.K., the European continent and Australia on your obvious lack of expertise on mycological aspects of tree care, I have ended reacting to any of your posts on this forum, nor to enlighten you as the owner of Better Tree Care on the subject of mycology or forest ecology.
  10. Fungus

    Bug Fung

    In The Netherlands we have quite some experience with non-GEM species and variaties of elms that have proven to be resistent to DED.
  11. Hard to say without knowing the colour of the spores. Because they seem to be rusty brown on the yellow gills and the closed caps have a yellowish cortina like annulus connecting the rim to the stem, I think it could be an (indigenous) Gymnopilus species or an Agrocybe species if the spores are more tobacco to dark brown.
  12. I'm just referring to the lack of (reliable) documentations of lightning strikes in old and free standing Tilia in The Netherlands, which I only have observed twice.
  13. 1. Over twenty five years of short and long term experimental and in situ research done by several highly qualified European scientists from different backgrounds of which you obviously never have heard, which makes me all the more skeptical about your supposed expertise on the subject of Armillaria with you trying to detect hyphae with a magnifying glass in the past. 2. You first said that acidification comes from cow pads, remember ? And what about spreading of nitrification by ground and surface water ? 3. Do you seriously think that plants and natural mulch can compensate for the massive nitrification of the soil through the air and by water and on what scientifically valid research is this personal (?) opinion based ? 4. Yes, it has as well in The Netherlands as in Germany for individual or rows of several species of trees in lanes or roadside verges and for trees in infected forests (oak, spruce). 5. Questionable, sure and that's why an in vitro and in situ program of international scientific research has started since 2007 and my book "De verborgen boom" presenting the concept of the Tree Species Specific Ecosystem is published coming September, which is more than can be said of your rather religious "mission statement", that can nor will not be tested for validity at all. 6. See 1.
  14. Kev & David, The female fly doesn't look for anything, she "smells" (pheromones) the difference between the two species (and all other species) of Ganoderma and is very accurate at it. So I'd sooner rely on her "nose" than on Neil's observation of a Ganoderma species that was covered with a resupinate Sistotrema sernanderi, that could have been responsible for the abnormal size of the spores for a G. lipsiense or his sample of the spores was not accurately selected, i.e. there were to many not completely ripened spores in his sample. And then there is the medium in which the spore size was checked that could have been responsible for shrinking or swelling of the spores. Besides, his find was never officially published and the other "maybe" finds on G. australe were never microscopically checked.


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