Trees under threat.

Mike Hagen mhagen at
Wed Sep 2 19:37:11 EST 1998

Honey mushrooms are quite good to eat. The shoe string rhizomprphs are
distinctive, as is the heavy dusting of whitish spores, visible "hairs"
and coloration. As always, check with a good mushroom guide such as
David Arora's.  Too bad about your oaks though!

Bill MacDonald wrote:
> Another tell-tale is ink-like markings on the cut surface of the log or the
> stump.  If you find these and look closely they should be two closely spaced
> parallel lines running across the face of the stump.
> One consolation for the loss of your trees is that wood carvers often prize
> the timber of trees infected by honey fungus because of these distinctive
> markings.
> --
> Bill MacDonald
> Dana Hutchins wrote in message <6seuk0$t32$1 at>...
> >There is a fungus called Armillaria, also known as shoe string root rot.
> .  You can look at the base of the trees to see if you
> >find any black, string-like material I believe are called "rhizomorphs" or
> >peel back the bark to see a white, fan like, mycelium (sp).
> >
> >
> >>new_user at wrote in message <#Tlq1PL19GA.112 at upnetnews03>...
> >>I live in a street which had English Oaks on either side. They are now
> >being
> >>cleared. On enquiring why I was told that they are affected by honey
> >fungus.

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