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Re: beech tree puzzle

Re: beech tree puzzle
Posted by: andyw (IP Logged)
Date: September 12, 2007 19:20


Hi Tahir
The beech is located in a garden in buckinghamshire (nr burnham beeches), on one side is lawn (this side doesnt have much woodwart on the stem, however a scaffold limb going over the grass does have some) the other side faces into decidious woodland which is part of the garden (mainly oak, with holly, ash, elder etc) the soil i am not sure about, there is a larch and spruce plantation about 30mtrs away so could be fairly acidic (also there is bracken not far off). Should be high in organic matter (lots of humus on ground etc) The beech has been there for 100yrs plus judging by the size of it so i would assume that the soil type suits it. There are other decent sized beech in the wood a bit further away which seem in good condition apart from some squirrel damage! Would be interested if you know anything about hypoxylon fragiforme (beech woodwart) as havent come across it before (is it endophytic?)
appreciate your help
regards
Andy

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|  beech tree puzzle andyw 10/09/2007 17:11
||  Re: beech tree puzzle tahir 12/09/2007 11:36
|||  Re: beech tree puzzle andyw 12/09/2007 19:20

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