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RE: Dead Oak Tree

Subject: RE: Dead Oak Tree
From: Rupert Baker
Date: Jul 27 2020 11:49:01
Doesn’t look right for Pholiota - or not for the ones with scales, which in 
my experience are the ones associated with old trees with decay  -P. 
squarros, P. adiposa and P. flammans;
Photo seems to show stalks; most likely a saprophyte ...
Atb
Rupert


-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Tahir Sharif
Sent: 27 July 2020 10:51
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Dead Oak Tree

Following another post where someone had removed Ivy from the base of a 
sycamore to uncover a fungal infection I decided it would be prudent to do 
the same with the still living oaks in this run and I found some fungal 
fruiting bodies at the base of one of them. The tree is the largest of the 
five and looks like it must have suffered a lightning strike or other serious 
damage several decades ago as most of the branches sprout off at funny angles 
(nothing worrying, just unusual) from where big limbs have disappeared. The 
trunk is hollow but the tree looks very healthy. I haven't measured it but I 
guess at chest height it's probably 3 ft in diameter.

Tahir



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