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Decay Fungi and Trees - What Would You Like to Know?

Subject: Decay Fungi and Trees - What Would You Like to Know?
From: David Evans
Date: Aug 06 2017 13:40:04
​Hi

I'm just back from delivering the likelihood of failure part of VALID at
the ISA Conference in Washington DC.  Whilst there, I caught up with Lynne
Boddy - who was also presenting - to talk about the mycological content of
VALID Tree Risk-Benefit Assessment training when it goes live this autumn.
Lynne, as generous with her wealth of knowledge as ever, was happy to help
out and I now reckon I've got the key parts in place.  However, as I've
been going through my own re-calibration on tree risk-benefit assessment
and management, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take stock
and see what questions you guys would like answering about the role of
decay fungi in likelihood of failure.

Far more importantly, and serendipitously, Lynne's currently writing a book
about fungi and trees that's pitched at arboriculturists, rather than
mycologists.  I raised the idea of canvassing opinion about what you would
like to see specifically covered in such a book with her and she thought it
a great idea.  There might be a top 10 myth busters section, or similar.
It strikes me there's two parts here that are in keeping with a the
risk-benefit approach outlined by the NTSG.

What questions would you like to see answered about decay fungi and the
likelihood of failure?

What questions would you like to see answered about fungi and the benefits
that trees provide?  I'm thinking of the habitat and mycorrhizae value side
of things.

I’m happy to be emailed directly if you’d rather not post on a public forum.

Cheers

Acer ventura
​



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