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  1. just on my way out, so not time to look properly but Oxyporus populinus is worth considering
  2. Interesting; don't think our local TO would see it that way. When neighbours have carried out work on TPO'd trees i look after without permission (or proof of legal nuisance/ previously stated exemptions) they have always, at the very least, received a warning letter.
  3. Yes it's just an explanation of the standard overhanging branches rule. i guess they put it in as standard to encourage people to talk to their neighbours before doing work but it's inclusion in a TPO app letter is, i agree, unnecessarily confusing. You're right that a TPO overrules this right to cut back to boundary
  4. looks like hair ice. caused by a fungus on the wood Hair Ice WWW.METOFFICE.GOV.UK Hair ice is a rare type of ice formation where the presence of a particular fungus in rotting wood produces thin strands of ice which resemble hair or candy floss.
  5. Looks to have occluded quite a few wounds in it's time, entry will probably have been from one of those.
  6. Agree kretzschmaria is probably main pathogen, the black lines (pseudosclerotial plates) and lack of obvious decay evident on sounding is indicative. the wood associated with the tap root will have been "eaten" by another fungi. Salt and the inevitable grass cutter damage won't have helped.
  7. Emerging things can often look quite strange. such as this Pholiota aurivella Wood looks like lime perhaps? I don't like mushrooms either but know a lot of foragers who would be chuffed to find at this nice fresh stage
  8. hi Dean It's an emerging clump of Oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus Cheers Mike
  9. Why not just call the cops (or LA enforcement team). surely enough evidence there for a prosecution.
  10. It's a fair point, but it looks to me like these are young FBs, where the veil is still intact and the ring has yet to form. Colour could be down to photo, but looks more orange rather than the yellow/brown of Pholiota. Hopefully OP can do spore print and decide for sure
  11. pics aren't good enough to be sure, but having had another look, i'm now thinking it could be Fairy ink Cap, coprinellus disseminatus It looks to me as if it's feeding on a dead column of wood which the tree has been adapting to, for a long time. But, as Derek says, certainly worth checking for further for evidence of decay if there are any targets edit. Liberty caps are a grassland species
  12. Hi Harlan As Paul says we could do with better photos of the gills and their attachment to the stem. with the colouration and lack of distinct scales on the stem i'd be looking at Armillaria, Honey fungus. A spore print is always really useful in identifying fungi and would quickly decide between these two suggestions Armillaria - white Pholiota - brown Make-a-Mushroom-Spore-Print cheers Mike
  13. Mycena of some sort. feeding on dysfunctional columns between buttresses not had a proper look yet but found a key here to European species cheers Mike found another Mycena key for uk
  14. HI Ent Yes that's a Mycena sp., a saprobe feeding on a dead/ dysfunctional column of wood. there's a number of mycena it could be, don't suppose you gave it a sniff or noticed any liquid in the stems? cheers Mike
  15. Thanks both probably got a couple of days work in the yard at the minute. it's arb waste but mostly nice straight ash. we're used to having a 14" machine with larger stuff put aside for milling. we don't have any machinery on site but can rustle up a helper or two. looking to get it done in next few weeks before we have another half dozen trees coming in (possibly couple more days processing work) cheers Mike


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