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RE: Ganoderma applanatum/australe on n.maple - implications

Subject: RE: Ganoderma applanatum/australe on n.maple - implications
From: Viper Snake
Date: Dec 30 2011 14:10:06

Dear Luke,
1) Since I sent my previous email I've been told that Cartwright (1937, cited 
in Cartwright & Findlay 1946, "Decay of timber and its prevention") found 
that F. hepatica grew better on heartwood than on sapwood blocks. I don't 
have a copy of that publication so I'm unaware whether or not the sapwood 
contained live cells and, if so, whether the hyphae were able to colonise 
these or were restricted to physiologically dysfunctional cells, aerated or 

1) And since 1937/1946 - i.e. many decades before Shigo, Mattheck and 
Schwartze published their research findings based on extensive microscopical 
assessment of the strategies of wood degrading macrofungi, which are 
meanwhile also challenged by recent research findings - nothing was done to 
confirm or reject their hypothesis ? And did Cartwright include F. hepatica 
also being a soft rotter ?
2) Many of the concepts you suggest are interesting but, for me at least, I 
consider that additional evidence is required to prove them

2) My concept of tree species specific ecosystems of originally indigenous 
European tree species primarely or exclusively associated with 
ectomycorrhizal symbionts and their tree species specific life cycles, 
including the role of tree species specific macrofungi, will be published in 
September 2012 in a Dutch book called "De verborgen boom" (= The hidden tree).
In the following years, expert reviewed articles on further research into 
various aspects of the concept will be published in Dutch and German 
mycological and/or forest ecological scientific magazines, resulting in a 
(second) PhD in mycology and forest ecology (Wageningen University) in 2014.
Kind regards,

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