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About AJStrees

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  • Birthday 03/01/1979

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    Trees, Fungi, Photography, wildlife, Historic Houses & Gardens
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    Woodland and Arboretum manager
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    TN6 3RB
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  1. Nice tree by the way. Could well be Honey Fungus, but are there any rings on the stipe or stem of the mushroom? My initial thought was scally cap of some sort, others with more experience than I would probably be able to give you a more definite answer. Try looking at the stem to see if it has a ring and also have a good look at the underside of the mushroom to see what its like
  2. Similar to Silver Princess but leaves might not be right. Wouldn't be able to guess with Euclypt, so many species.
  3. Now you might be asking a lot. Looks a little like Photinia, but also looks like red stem willow
  4. Nice! Crikey mate. You've been on the tools a long time then. Good job.
  5. Nice and posh looking job there.
  6. Indeed! Yes I think the brackets were fairly old and quite tough by the time I got to seeing em.
  7. Thanks David Okay, did wonder, just wasn’t too sure due to the red colouring on the top of the bracket
  8. Saw this a couple of weeks back in one of the woodlands I work at on a wind thrown Birch. Potentially old lacquered brackets, but up for some suggestions.
  9. The colours on the bracket inside the trunk of the beech look like Southern bracket, quite common on beech I believe. The sort of dull brown and white underside. Better pics and of underside or cross section always help for ID, I appreciate its up a tree and not very easy to get to.
  10. Might be a common one, but can't really look without photos of underside, what tree was it on?
  11. Great work you are doing over there. Your lucky to have such a big woodland area to look after.
  12. As you say though, you don't know how compacted the soil is.
  13. A couple of posts here that I have read in the past. If you have a search more on here, you will find a lot of info. Mulching with the correct mulch (i,e. well rotted woodchip/compost mix), woodchip not rotted will take nitrogen out of the soil and lessen the efficacy of the mulching concept. and use of biochar can help greatly to decompact the soil around rootzone area and the biochar and mulch get the worms really working that soil over. Potentially introduction of worms into the soil as well in case there is little or no action, numbers of worms in the soil are a big factor when you consider how few worms are in the soil these days, having been killed off in great quantity through mechanical soil creation, along with pesticides and other toxic substances in our water . In urban space unfortunately if all of the leaves are removed then there is little hope of the soil getting sugars back from the leaf mulch from the autumn fall.
  14. Could be one of the bonnets. Couldn't tell from the pics.


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