Archive for July, 2014

A tragedy – an ancient beech tree is fired.

Although very sad because there is evidence that a lot of the trunk could have been retained rather than cut down, it is interesting to view how little sapwood was required to keep this big tree standing and alive. There were about 30 live rings on this tree. It looks like the pseudoscleretial plates created by the fungi played a part in stopping the fire from doing even more damage to the live wood.

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