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Re: Woodland Heritage Save Our Oak

Subject: Re: Woodland Heritage Save Our Oak
From: Wayne Tyson
Date: Dec 21 2017 01:02:10
I appreciate everyone's insight, in and out of "the industry."

I've been retired for almost 18 years. I started debarking trees and
pulling stumps before I was ten, have worked in trees, plant nursery,
landscaping, forestry, park construction inspection, park management, park
planning, and ecosystem restoration--just to hit the high spots, not
counting the military all my life.

I continue to study. The project to which I referred was discussed in an
article in the January 1979 issue of *Landscape Architecture. *I am
currently working on a project to restore the Torrey pines woodland
ecosystem to a ten acre site on the campus of Scripps Institution of
Oceanography (University of California San Diego). We will be using
inoculum from the indigenous soil microbiome in this work. The site work is
to be completed in late 2018. The idea is to restore the entire complex of
indigenous species from bacteria to trees. I had a consulting business from
1979 to 2000, and had done some consulting work in the late 1960's
following my military service.

"Fluxes" are always with us; human activity has long perturbed ecosystems,
especially since the displacement of social organizations with culture, at
an accelerating pace, which seems to be nearing terminal velocity. We may
learn in time, or we may not, but optimism is the only option.

Wayne

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Dom Gane <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> wrote:

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Thank you Wayne. I have raised such ideas here in the past, to a lukewarm
reception. It's refreshing to come across someone in the industry who has
some insight.
I suspect the flux we witness is linked closely to anthropogenic drivers
and what many view as the 6th extinction event.
What projects were you involved in?

On 20 Dec 2017 22:20, Wayne Tyson <wt750mv@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

  I believe you are right. In fact, I suspect (and supporting evidence
  is
  growing) that soil microbiomes are the essential component in
  ecosystem
  health, including, of course, mycorrhizal fungi. I suspect that
  microbiomes
  are in a constant state of flux, reflecting the dynamic web of life,
  from
  individual organisms to all ecosystems large and small.

  This was the key concept behind ecosystem restoration which I first
  worked
  out in a very crude (but effective) way in the late '60's and applied
  to my
  first truly successful (after at least fifteen years of failures)
  large-scale ecosystem restoration project in 1972. As I continued to
  work
  over the years, I was forced (seduced) to consider smaller and
  smaller
  organisms and their interdependence with other organisms.

  So you can see that I was and am truly interested in elaboration on
  your
  point of trophic "cascades."

  Wayne

  On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Dom Gane <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
  wrote:

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  > Trophic. I'm not being obscure. I think that soil the communities,
  likely
  > mycorrhizal fungi, have changed due to climate change and
  atmospheric
  > deposition, possibly eutrophication. I think, and there is good
  evidence
  > that multitrophic interactions occur between mycs and insect
  herbivores.
  > I have data which indicates that S. bovinus (a mycorrhizal fungi)
  > inhibits A. mellea.
  >
  >
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