TOO CLEAN AND TIDY ?
Very often in our attempts to keep our gardens and work places looking their best, we forget that many plants and animals need unkept areas for their very existence. A little wild patch can go a long way to help. Tree LC is a company that can advise you in all aspects of tree surgery and related items. We are trained in the latest British Standards and ensure that our work is done to the highest standard.
HONEY FUNGUS (Armillaria mellea)
Honey Fungus or Boot Lace Fungus is an aggressive woodland fungal parasite, the dread of all gardeners and arboriculturalists. The fungus spreads by long, black cords called rhizomorphs, resembling boot laces. These can be found beneath the bark of infected trees, on roots and in the soil, where they can travel large distances to infect other trees. This is one of the most dangerous parasites of trees, causing an intensive white rot and ultimately death; there is no cure. It is however; possible, to be pro-active. Physical barriers can be placed in the soil to stop the spread of Armillaria. In addition,Honey Fungus is a poor competitor. By encouraging other fungi, in particular the saprophytes who only live on deadwood material, it is possible to help keep this fungus in check. If the thought of piles of dead wood is too much to bear, you could consider wood chip around the base of your trees. Wood chip mulch acts as a weed suppressant, assists with keeping moisture loss to a minimum, and also promotes bio-diversity