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Trametes versicolor

Post  Smithy on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:38 am

I have some trametes versicolor(turkey tail) fruiting on my privet. I have only had experience in growing these mushrooms before for medicinal remedies . I seem to remember they eat dead wood unlike something like honey fungus which will eat the live wood.I may be wrong and they may move into the live wood unless they already are. It had a lot of rot in it when i dug it up and noticed mycelium under the bark.Has anyone any experience with this. Do i try and kill it and how or do i let it take its course and eat the dead wood.

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Trametes versicolor

Post  Guest on Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:17 am

I may be wrong but ive heard that Privet is one of the few species that will survive an attack of Honey Fungus. If your privet is a specimen you would rather not lose though, is it worth taking the risk?

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:44 pm

Privet are very susceptible to rot. Once you have a large shari, you can just assume that rot will eat into your tree. You can slow it down, by cleaning out ALL of the soft, pithy wood and treating with wood hardener and then NEVER watering so the trunk and deadwood get wet again, but all that does is slow it down.

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Post  Smithy on Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:21 am

Well here is what my privet looks like today. When doing some carving on it last i could see that there was mycelium growing under the bark ,and having grown this mushroom commercially before i knew it was well in there. I must say i was quite surprised when i saw all the mushrooms but I do find it quite beautiful as it is a remarkable mushroom.



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Post  Gæst on Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:59 am

Interesting. I have newer seen this on a bonsai before, and it doesnt harm the tree I guess? Shocked

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Post  Smithy on Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:27 am

morten albek wrote:Interesting. I have newer seen this on a bonsai before, and it doesnt harm the tree I guess? Shocked

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As far as i know they usually fruit on dead wood but i think if the tree is weak they will eventually kill it. It was in there when i dug it up as it was very rotten in parts. Time will tell if it lives. Question

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Post  Velodog2 on Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:53 pm

It's really quite beautiful.

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Post  Nina on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:17 pm

A strong tree can limit the spread of a wood decay fungus such as this; a weak one can't. Keep the tree well fertilized and well-watered.

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Post  littleart-fx on Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:00 pm

eventually the tree is the second one who is laughing, u are the third.
It will not last. fungi are hard to control and you have to get rid of every little detail of it.
I do timber in houses, when i see some it means a whole lot of work!!!! bounce
The strange part is it lives on the living part isn't it?
To bad the tree isn't in show condition, real eye catcher this thing is now!
Nature in it's full glory, lovely......not for you dough Sad

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