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  1. (Arboricultural-styled) 'Fact of the Day'

    As is clearly obvious already but merely to clarify, since changing jobs and working as a consultant I have very little spare time (when also considering I'm buying a house, have personal commitments and whatnot, plus hobbies to pursue). Therefore, this thread is no more, in terms of new content. I'm getting back some momentum into Arbtalk and shall look to do some blog posts, however.
  2. Resi on Council house Oak

    Some great photos there. Agreed that the tree needs some management!
  3. Tis the season to see Fungi, fa la la la la....

    Andy Overall showed me some of the Tremella looking like this last year and said it was more likely to be T. aurantia. Is there Stereum nearby? It's a parasitic fungus on another species, which would determine the species of Tremella.
  4. The ARB Mag goes digital

    Wonder who that was Glad to see this is available online too now.
  5. Termination of Pollarding street trees.

    "Later in the meeting the Highways manager when questioned several times finally admitted that this decision had been taken without any consultation or advice from the City's Arboricultural team, which to me beggars belief" This is some middle managers and some upper managers in the public sector doing what they do best: being absolutely diabolical at doing anything remotely useful.
  6. Fungi on large Fir. ID help please

    Looks like Hypholoma capnoides, which is the conifer tuft. Only a presumption though, due to the lack of close-ups.
  7. Fungus on willow

    Nah Paul, I'd say you're bang on. Check the Stereum by running a blade over the fruiting body. If it turns red then it'll be Stereum rugosum, as S. gausapatum turns red and is found largely on oak only. Conversely, S. subtomentosum turns orange at the periphery on the underside and S. hirsutum doesn't do anything - the boring bugger. Oh no! Hold up. I see pores on the underside of the later image - Stereum species lack pores. It might all be Trametes versicolor.
  8. Is this a fungi?

    More commonly known as 'nail galls', I think.
  9. Unconventional Fungi

    A few more photos of the same oaks.
  10. Unconventional Fungi

    Unconventional in the sense all three oaks were colonised by Pseudoinonotus dryadeus and were spaced no more than 10m apart from each other. Makes me think about 1. the genotypes of the fungus within each oak (are they similar / of the same progeny?) and how they colonised (spore or other means?).
  11. Developing fruit bodies

    Today!? That's early for Pholiota, no? Saw some over-mature dryad saddle and plenty of sulphur tuft so things are out. Awaiting the chicken onslaught, personally.
  12. Unconventional Fungi

    Must've been an hallucination
  13. Unconventional Fungi

    I'll add another case of Perenni on Robinia quite high up. And I do wonder what enlightened arbtalkers you were chatting with!
  14. Driving through the Cambridge countryside the other day and finally saw hedgerows adorned with mature Scots pines. Was a delight! First read of them in that book. Gutted I missed the ATF event they did last year. Hopefully there is another one planned.


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