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STAIN . Effect of leaving a long pruning stub . Fungal invasion penetrating to core , then extending 3.5 metres down and 2.3 metres up , ruining the entire prime beech trunk . 6 metres up tree shows continuing central stain . Notice also fungal invasion from partly occluded pruning wound . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .

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STAIN . Effect of leaving a long pruning stub . Fungal invasion penetrating to core , then extending 3.5 metres down and 2.3 metres up , ruining the entire prime beech trunk . 6 metres up tree shows continuing central stain . Notice also fungal invasion from partly occluded pruning wound . Location: Alice Holt , Hampshire , England .


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