Fungi and European beech forests

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hamadryad
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Fungi and European beech forests

Post by hamadryad » Tue May 22, 2012 4:57 pm

(This is a continuataion of the the European Beech Forest Thread: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=201&t=1683)

So you like our Euro beeches huh! this one is an ancient, the white fungus is Aurantiporus fissilis. We have here in England a long long history of managing our woodlands, and therefore while our trees may not be tall because they was pollarded for early industrial enterprise they are the oldest and fattest of their species.
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Re: Fungi and European beech forests

Post by hamadryad » Tue May 22, 2012 5:04 pm

Our trees are born survivors, and we venerate them for their tenacity, the older and more tenacious they are the more we value them. here is a great veteran from Ashridge Park England
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Re: Fungi and European beech forests

Post by hamadryad » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:06 am

Inonotus cuticularis
Inonotus cuticularis
Volvalriella bombycina
Volvalriella bombycina
Pholiota aurivella (Golden scaly cap)
Pholiota aurivella (Golden scaly cap)
Helvella lucanosa
Helvella lucanosa
Clavulina coralloides (mycorrhizal)
Clavulina coralloides (mycorrhizal)
Fommes fommentarius
Fommes fommentarius
Hericium erinaceus
Hericium erinaceus
Hericium coralloides
Hericium coralloides
Hericium cirrhatus
Hericium cirrhatus

Beech have the second highest associated bio diverse ecology of our natives (U.K) I go out in search of their associated fungal partners regularly. I am most fortunate to live so close to so many great Beech and Oak woods, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, Ashridge Park, Knole house etc. Here are a few more images from our U.K Beechwoods.
Bat roost in hollow Beech, note the brown stain above the hole consisting of moth dust!
Bat roost in hollow Beech, note the brown stain above the hole consisting of moth dust!
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