The Manual of Wood Decays in Trees is an essential arborist’s guide to diagnosis and treatment of fungus infection and wood decay; conceived as a practical aid for all those responsible for the care of trees. The book includes coloured photographs of fungi, their habit and effect. In addition there are diagnostic illustrations by Claus Mattheck in his original and whimsical style.
- provides an introduction into the structure of wood
- explains the basics of mycology in simple language
- describes why and where fungal fruit bodies form
- describes the main harmful fungi on street and park trees and their effects on the host tree