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  1. Treeation

    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Thanks a David! Will keep u posted!
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    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Thanks David, Sorry to be a pain and keep on asking questions but I know you have extensive experience with root investigtions. Its not something I have really done before. If I were to hand dig what exactly would you recommend? Digging around all main butresses to a depth of? and would you just be checking for decay using mallet and probe or would there be anything else I should be looking out for? Thanks in advance!
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    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Thats interesting to hear about your experience with lab testing....Forestry Research didnt really give me any indication of the likelihood of being able to produce a fungal culture with the given samples. In hindsight it would have been a good question to ask them at the time!
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    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Thanks for this, is certainly food for thought....sounds like further investigation around the root system should be the next step.
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    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Hi David, At this stage it does seem like a good idea....would you recommend an air spade investigation?
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    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Thanks Mick, I would be surprised also if it did come back, I was advised by Forestry Research that it would be worth giving the tree a bit more time as if the crown thinning was from Sirococcus tsugae then cedars do have some potential to improve. Its a tricky one as the tree is a very prominent tree in its hamlet and I dont want to make any rash decisions.
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    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Hi there, the tree does sit upon a bank with a small stream below so the soil probably remains fairly moist especially at this time of the year when the water table is high. I imagine the majority of the root plate is on higher and better drained ground. The tree apparently has always flourished until the last year or so. I also, took samples of foliage and sent off to Forest Research for lab testing with Sirococcus tsugae in mind but the surprisingly the results showed no positive sign of the pathogen although from my observations of the discloured foliage and possible small black fruiting bodies on the underside of the twigs and Atlas cedar being particulalry susceptible to the pathogen I was sure that it was Sirococcus tsugae.
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    Fungi ID on Atlas cedar trunk

    Thanks David........not a fungus I am familiar with, what would you suggest the signifance of that would be? Do you think its just a result of a mild and wet stint of weather and susbsuquent surface mould or is there soemthing going on at a deeper level?
  9. Hi All, My client found this fungi emerge on the trunk of a very large Atlas cedar over the last week. The tree has been in poor health for the last year, the crown density has reduced and some tip dieback. I cant quite put my finger on the id of it. Any ideas?
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    Hi Andrew, Not meaning to hijack this thread but I'm in a similar predictmant although I am just finishing off a tree survey and want to prescribe (as part my final report) a bracing system on a co-dom compression fork on a mature austrian pine. You seem to know more than most about the bracing world. I have BS3998 which has basic recommendations on bracing and we covered some basics in my National diploma in arb but I want to give the best system and as much specification as possible to my client. I can't find much out there elsewhere eg. web/books etc...do you know any solid sources of information on bracing that I can refer to to build up my knowledge? Thanks in advance Patrick
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    How do you keep yourself motivated?

    Great post
  12. Hi all, As the title sugests my rollers on my TW150 started to move pretty rapidly this afternoon on a job, over the last month they actually had slowed down a little from there normal running spped but this arvo they went really quick and the machine hasn't behaved like this before in the 3 years I have owned it. I am not aware of there being a way of controlling the speed of the rollers on this model and certainly cant find anything in the manual. So anyone know what is causing this and how to correct it? Thanks in advance Pat
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    Wellingtonia felled by idiots!

    Maybe the term c&*%s would be more applicable


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