- Bulley tree lost to Honey Fungus
Bulley tree lost to Honey Fungus
are a few trees that still survive at Ness from the time Arthur
Bulley built his family home and set about creating Ness Gardens.
Sadly, one of these has recently had to be felled. The large
sycamore, was over 100 years old and was growing at the top edge of
the Pingo, part of a line of trees that marked the southern edge of
Bulley's original garden.
It had been declining for many years, and started to lose
branches as it became more rotten. It has more recently showed
obvious signs of Honey Fungus, Armillaria mellea, with the
distinctive bootlace fungus visible beneath the rotten bark.
Although the tree has had its branches removed, the large stump
will remain in place to provide a valuable deadwood habitat for
In Britain over 2000 species of fungi and invertebrate depend on
deadwood, many of which depend on the large dead logs and tree
stumps found in old parklands.
22 November 2013