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Talking Rot Seminar 1993

In 1988 a seminal work 'Fungal Decomposition of Wood - its Biology and Ecology' was published by John Wiley & Sons - ISBN 0 471 10310 1.  But it wasn't until 28th April, 1993 that the UK arboricultural industry was introduced to its authors Dr Alan Rayner, Reader in Mycology, University of Bath and Dr Lynne Boddy, Senior Lecturer in Mycology & Microbial Ecology, University of Wales at the seminar 'Talking Rot' hosted by the Arboricultural Association at Berkshire College of Agriculture and Windsor Great Park.

This was the first and as  far as we are aware, the only seminar to be professionally recorded for the Association, with whose kind permission we have had the recordings digitised so that these important lectures can be made available to all.

Whilst Alan and Lynne were using slides in their lectures, these are only audio recordings, but  their first class delivery paints the pictures for the listener.

New Avenues for Understanding Tree Decay.  Alan Rayner (part 1)

New Avenues for Understanding Tree Decay. Alan Rayner (part 2)

Did it Fall or Was it Pushed - Is Fungal Decay an Inside Job? Lynne Boddy (part 1)

Did it Fall or Was it Pushed - Is Fungal Decay an Inside Job? Lynne Boddy (part 2)