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  1. thank you David they do look woody and are definitely solid to the touch. I have been looking all afternoon at cankers, fungi and other strange slightly tree related shenanigans on the internet but i still haven't even found a picture that even resembles what i have found. The thing i find strange is they are hard and almost look like they are made from dried up resin of sorts but why the visable growth rings, why are they flat, why do they seem to be originating from one spot and radiating out, why are they growing sideways? and finally they seem to be growing out from an old bacterial canker which has been encapsulated. when we tapped the tree it definitely had a different 'ring' (but sound solid) to it than the other ash near it which has got a bacterial canker running to about 15' up but none of these odd growths. I might send the pics to defra as i am stumped (pun intended)
  2. So I'm a bit stumped, i have seemed to of found a sideways growing bracket of sorts. Its on an ash stem but i have also seen smaller ones on a large cedar of Lebanon. can some one tell what these are please?
  3. Thank you for your reply. 400kgs is quite a lot of chip. probably getting on to 1m3 depending on density of wood. if i tracked the chipper to the bottom of a garden would i be able to take the chipper element off the tracked chassis and add wheels to the chipper whilst fitting the barrow to the tracked chassis and use both items together? then in revers when going home?
  4. That's interesting how much can it carry/tip?
  5. seems a bit of an expensive way round trying to move the cs100 about. I have used a mates CS 100 for the day and found its a good machine but any slight incline or bumpy ground (moles are the main culprit) then your legs are burning and your leaving tramlines through the lawn. Shorley the tracked machine would only damage the ground when turning? does anyone on hear own a TB100? would the chipper part unbolt from the tracked chassis and could you fit a tipping wheel barrow to the chassis of the tracked part (obviously with carefull design and enginering).
  6. Hi All, so, I am in the market for a 'Wee Chipper'. (i'm sure the question has been asked before but as there is 183 pages on this thread and i am on daddy day care to a very sick 5 year old i don't have the time to read the whole thing) so far i have narrowed it down to the Puruzzo TB100-C Tracked chipper, the Greenmech CS100 and the Jo Beau M400. The Puruzzo is tracked so is leading at the moment as most tree work i do are either in huge estate gardens, so quite a trek to push/pull or are a bit steep and i have struggled to get the 200kg machines up the hill and out of the garden (i managed to get that Timberwolf gravity fed machine stuck in a garden and had to pull it out with a 4:1 pulley). I would appreciate other peoples opinions and options as i cant make my mind up. Cheers
  7. Thanks for that david its starting to make more sence the more i refresh the brain cells with all of this. Either way i recon the rot is quite advanced in this oak as it has taken a good 50% of the heatwood out of the broken limb. Thanks again for the help.
  8. Got some better photos as i have had a bit longer to look at the fungus. The second one i cut a lower bit off which was much more supple than the one above so my thinking of resinacium is wrong i think. The first one does look like Heterobasidion annosum but i have never seen it in an oak before. First time for everything.
  9. I thought Heterobasidion annosum was found in conifers? The second one was stiff to the touch not rock hard like the applanatum or the pfeifferi it is quite thin tho.
  10. A bit late but i heard back from Alice Holts and its a microscopic mite. Nothing you can do about it apart from burning the leaf litter. They don't harm the tree but if it has a very bad infestation then they can cause the leaf to curl.
  11. It has more than likley got both as the heartwood looks like its got brown rot but the stuff found on the floor under it suggested white rot to me. hence my thinkings are ganoderma resinaceum.
  12. Hello, I am having difficulties finding an exact match on these following pictures of a bracket fungus. I need to be pretty certain what it is. If my hunch of Ganoderma Resinaceum is correct then the 70ft oak will need to come down in stages to 50% its size as there is a war memorial, road, benches, power cables, bt lines and a footpath underneath it. the village wants to keep the tree if they can even if it is half the size and hollow! Please can anyone shed light on this. The first picture shows an over extended lower limb (about 10ft off the ground) which has snapped and you can just make out the white rot at the top of the crack. which leads me to believe the rot has spread quite a way up the truck already. Thanks for any advice in advance.
  13. Why don't you use a drone to take a photo. They go prity high and have a fairly wide camera lense. For a tree survey I took a photo of a clients 13 acre property and the drone was only half way up and I had to erase a lot of the neighbouring properties garden aswell. Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk
  14. There is nothing wrong with asking for Pl, certs and recommendations. After all, if everything is in place and your good at what you do and you can prove it with the paperwork and recommendations, then you shouldn't have a problem. Just take a bit more care and do a good job and when all is done and nothing is damaged you can psychologicaly flip him the finger. Only problem then is the money!!!! Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk
  15. I have spoken to a tree officer mate of mine and he recons it's a rear leaf miner. He hasn't seen it before and nor has out local tree officer so going to send it off to the forestry commission research center to have it diagnosed! Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk


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