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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 8, 2014

Q. Bracket Fungi

List environmental issues that need to be considered when working in the vicinity or treatment of bracket fungi. Identify what recording, reporting and monitoring procedures are required for bracket fungi. What disposal methods are required for infected plant or material?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 8, 2014
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Asked by
mycrofts.mycrofts on
August 29, 2014

Q. is bracket fungus poisonous

There is a growth I think called Bracket Fungus on a the trunk of a Sycamore tree. Is this fungus poisonous to humans?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 29, 2014
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Some old herbals list bracket fungi as useful in treating certain diseases; however, more modern sources list them as poisonous. Be that as it may, they are certainly not edible. But if you mean, can you be poisoned by handling or brushing agains one, I wouldn't think so. Gloves are recommended if you're planning to mess with one, however. Here's some more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/tree-bracket-fungus.htm

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Asked by
bcollins on
March 16, 2015
live in Lowell Michigan

Q. I am looking for shelf fungus

Are there better places to locate shelf fungus (i.e. swampy area or dry)? If there is a tree with fungus, is it likely that more would be near. Is there any special handling procedures?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 17, 2015
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Bracket Fungus or shelf fungus does prefer to attach to host trees in a damp environment.

Here is a link about Bracket Fungus.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/tree-bracket-fungus.htm

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Asked by
mmzola on
September 30, 2015
Central New Jersey

Q. Is sulfur shelf fungus poisonous to touch?

Husband knocked it off of tree and now has a lump underneath his skin where it touched.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 1, 2015
Certified Expert
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There should not be any issues touching or handling Shelf Fungus.

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