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RE: RE: Ustulina as was

Subject: RE: RE: Ustulina as was
From: Brewster, Ian
Date: Feb 06 2019 12:46:59
That sounds like an interesting observation Julian.
I recall Dr. Glynn Percival at an AA show airspading at the base of a tree 
affected by Armillaria, replacing soil voids with pea shingle to aerate.
Presumably the thought was that this would arrest/limit the disease.
Might be worth experimenting in a quiet part of a woodland by slitting and 
inserting a chainsaw into the base of a tree with Kretz to aerate and knock 
out/reduce its virulence.
This may stimulate those Eiffel Tower structures that we sometime see with 
pronounce buttress flares holding the tree up with little intact heartwood.
That sounds like an interesting observation Julian.
I recall Dr. Glynn Percival at an AA show airspading at the base of a tree 
affected by Armillaria, replacing soil voids with pea shingle to aerate.
Presumably the thought was that this would arrest/limit the disease.
Might be worth experimenting in a quiet part of a woodland by slitting and 
inserting a chainsaw into the base of a tree with Kretz to aerate and knock 
out/reduce its virulence.
This may stimulate those Eiffel Tower structures that we sometime see with 
pronounce buttress flares holding the tree up with little intact heartwood.

From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Julian Morris
Sent: 05 February 2019 15:41
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: RE: Ustulina as was

At my last house I got through a couple of Tonnes of firewood a year, and I 
only brought the choice cuts home from sites. Living in a residential area, I 
made a point of ringing wood up on site so as not to be using a chainsaw at 
home. But occasionally there would be some long sections sitting there for 
months. I found that Kretz and Armillaria victims got no worse, basically 
deprived of internal moisture they gave up. But the saprophytes wasted no 
time, I regularly got Nectria cinnabarina and Stereum but not a lot else. The 
latter could render a log fairly useless as firewood pretty quickly. Dried 
out logs are anightmare to cut anyway, so they usually ended up tossed onto 
on a truck going to the coup, 3 or 6 months after I thught it would be a good 
idea to bring them home...

Julian A. Morris - Professional Tree Services
jamtrees.co.uk<http://jamtrees.co.uk> and 
highhedgesscotland.com<http://highhedgesscotland.com>
0778 XXX XXXX - 0141 XXX XXXX
NPS
 From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
<uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> On Behalf Of Julian Morris
Sent: 05 February 2019 15:41
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: RE: Ustulina as was

At my last house I got through a couple of Tonnes of firewood a year, and I 
only brought the choice cuts home from sites. Living in a residential area, I 
made a point of ringing wood up on site so as not to be using a chainsaw at 
home. But occasionally there would be some long sections sitting there for 
months. I found that Kretz and Armillaria victims got no worse, basically 
deprived of internal moisture they gave up. But the saprophytes wasted no 
time, I regularly got Nectria cinnabarina and Stereum but not a lot else. The 
latter could render a log fairly useless as firewood pretty quickly. Dried 
out logs are anightmare to cut anyway, so they usually ended up tossed onto 
on a truck going to the coup, 3 or 6 months after I thught it would be a good 
idea to bring them home...

Julian A. Morris - Professional Tree Services
jamtrees.co.uk<http://jamtrees.co.uk> and 
highhedgesscotland.com<http://highhedgesscotland.com>
0778 XXX XXXX - 0141 XXX XXXX



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