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RE: Fungi on oak

Subject: RE: Fungi on oak
From: Howe, Ron
Date: Sep 08 2017 11:05:15
Hi Jerry,

I have read somewhere that Meripilus is not a significant concern around Oak. 
I haven't seen it for some time as I don't get out much now! I have a 
sneaking feeling that it favours certain cultivars ... there are for example 
loads of hybrid Oak trees around Ashtead even though they look like ordinary 
English Oak. I think the Meripilus I've seen has been on true English Oaks 
... all Oaks seem to be almost regional ... ... just food for thought.

Ron Howe
Tree Officer (Planning)
Mole Valley District Council


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[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Jerry Ross
Sent: 08 September 2017 11:20
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Fungi on oak

Moving on from subs, here's a change of subject:

I looked at a big oak in someone's garden the other day which had Meripilus 
popping up all over the place, both around the trunk but also coming up in 
the lawn some way away. The same tree also had Fomes brackets at the base. 
The crown looks pretty awful and I don't think there's much doubt about the 
prognosis - but neither species of fungus is commonly associated with oak 
(although I've been finding more Merip. 
than Grifola on oak over the last couple of years) -

So I wondered if anyone has any insight into how these species of fungus 
interact with oak as compared with their more usual UK hosts.




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