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by 1984jay
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 4473

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

Interesting view Smilesbetter :)

Sounds about right..

Although for the purpose of education it's good to know these things. Interesting to think of it that way though.
by 1984jay
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 4473

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

Who's to say you can't "cure" a tree Geoff? My views have quickly changed since previous posts I think. To everyone saying "The tree is doomed" I strongly disagree. If any of you know anything about trees it's that you can chop one down leaving even the smallest of tree stumps and it will still grow...
by 1984jay
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 4705

Re: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]

From a Horticulturists perspective though I'm thinking of the tree (even as a babe horticulturist) though someone foraging wouldn't be too concerned like you say Oink. However the infection isn't just bark level from what I understand, parasitic fungi rots the tree from the inside. Though appreciate...
by 1984jay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 4473

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

[Edit - not quite sure I agree now, read down]

Agreed.

Just there're some lovely (old) trees around, just thought in that regard it would be better to prevent further rot occouring

Thanks
by 1984jay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 4473

Should you remove parasitic Fungi

Apologies for the newbie question.

I'm just wondering if it's good to remove fungi from trees to prevent damage? Or do they actually help trees and the environment?

Thanks for any replies
by 1984jay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 4705

Re: Tree fungus ID help needed (updated photo)

Thanks for the reply Oink :) Artists bracket are what my results have came up with though most of the pictures show a lighter brown colour of that. This one has almost rings around it of different shades. It does certainly turn dark brown when scored though. I haven't found any info saying any of th...
by 1984jay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 4705

Re: Tree fungus ID help needed

Have updated the photo
by 1984jay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 4705

Re: Tree fungus ID help needed

Polypore yep. Thanks for the reply. It was taken from a Beech tree, possibly of the Ganoderma family though finding the exact species or whether it's safe or not is proving quite difficult. There's a species called Ganoderma Lucidum which has very beneficial medicinal properties apparently though ca...
by 1984jay
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 4705

Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]

[Solved] Ganoderma applanatum

Sorry for the poor quality of this picture.

Can anyone identify this please?
Thank you in advance

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