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Identify wood-decay fungi using free mobile app

Author:  Tim Moya Associates
  10/01/2019
Last Updated:  10/01/2019

TMA has released a free app intended for those in the UK to supplement tree inspections and identify tree related fungi.

‘’We decided to release the app for free to contribute to an improved and clearer understanding of tree/fungi associations, helping the wider arboricultural and environmental industry to identify fungi on trees. We have received numerous messages of support and appreciation for the quality and ease of use’’

Tim Moya – Managing Director – Tim Moya Associates

The app covers the main tree/fungi associations relevant to tree health and safety in the UK but will also be of interest to those in other countries. Unlike other fungi apps, TMA Fungi allows the user to search by tree species and narrow down a search to the crown, stem or root of the tree.

The information for the app has been prepared by Christopher Wright – a senior arboricultural consultant at TMA who is a specialist in this field.

The TMA Fungi App

‘‘The fungi app was borne from a series of internal documents, created through relevant research and additional information from discussions with professional mycologists and arboriculturists. The fact that this app is free is key and I am delighted that the information is at the fingertips of anyone who wants to download the app and use it for what it offers.’’

Christopher Wright – Senior Arboricultural Consultant – Tim Moya Associates

TMA Fungi was released on 10th October 2018 and received over 1,000 downloads within the first month of release. Although the app is comprehensive there is scope to develop the app further to include a greater range of species and associations.

Users are encouraged to share their experience of using the app by emailing tmafungi@tma-consultants.co.uk with comments and suggestions. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Tim Moya Associates (TMA) is an Arboricultural, Landscape & Ecological Consultancy Practice with over 30 years of experience.