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RE: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.

Subject: RE: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.
From: Jerry Ross
Date: Jan 14 2022 17:21:54
Jon- The term 'funga' is not claimed as a 'kingdom' any more than flora and 
fauna are. The woman on the program gave a presentation in the arb. 
Association fungus symposium a few months ago. It's all about getting fungi 
included in legislation which has previously been limited to protecting 
'flora and fauna'; legislation in Chile (where this started) now protects 
Flora, Fauna and FungaThis tells you 
morehttps://imafungus.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1007/BF03449441(I agree 
with Bill - the BBC programmes are worth a listen) Jerry Ross - from my mobile
-------- Original message --------From: 
grumpy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk Date: 14/01/2022  16:34  
(GMT+00:00) To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> Subject: RE: Fungi 
and tree growth - more important than weather. Fact Check!Ummmmm......5 
kingdoms, 6 kingdoms.....7 kingdoms?????Finding that fungi are not plants is 
attributed to Robert Whittaker in 1959 .....and that added a fifth to the 
previously established 4 (OK, I didn't know that, but I did get a bit of 
assistance from Mx Google).  I know you forgot about Protista and Monera, 
didn't you?.....The non-fungus Phytophthora sits amongst this lot, but I 
can't keep track of name changes & the movable feast of that stuff.Since then 
Bacteria have been split in two: Archaea and Bacteria, and the seventh 
kingdom of Cavalier-Smith, who added Chromista.Stay alert!Jon-----Original 
Message-----From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
<uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> On Behalf Of Bill KowalczykSent: 14 
January 2022 15:24To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>Subject: Re: 
Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.Hey all,For those with 
access to BBC Sounds you may be interested in a program on R4 (2 x 30 minute 
episodes) called Fungi: The New 
Frontier.https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00132xmI was impressed by a call 
for new language in life sciences and that we should be expanding our remit 
to consider a third "F" ie. Flora, Fauna AND Funga.The author also referenced 
a quote I liked (he attributed to Richard Feynman but my internet attributes 
to Socrates); "The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing" which I 
particularly thought Wayne might like to add to his lexicon of memorable 
quotes... you're welcome :o)Another interesting show this week (5 x 15 minute 
episodes),  was extracts from book called Islands of Abandonment by Cal 
Flyn.https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00138jkEach programme is a reflection 
on different areas where nature has been left to itself.Enjoy (if that's your 
kind of thing).Regards,Bill--The UK Tree Care mailing listTo unsubscribe send 
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