Arborist Skills – Detecting Wood Decay Fungi

Wood-decay fungi are a very important category involving risk management, since wood-decay fungi often can increase the inherent risk of a tree. However, fungal identification often is overlooked in our industry. This results in tree care workers misidentifying fungal fruiting bodies, which can mean danger for them and homeowners.

Watch Christine Balk discuss how to detect wood decay fungi.

Christine Balk is a Certified Arborist and a technical advisor with The Davey Tree Expert Company, a 47-year TCIA member company based in Kent, Ohio.

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