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jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 10, 2011
2:29 AM

Post #8923527

is it good to not remove all fallen trees because the fungi is good for the forest ?
jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

January 5, 2012
3:14 AM

Post #8955057

some of the mushroom growers think that they('shrooms) have a relationship to the forest. they do , wonder if
this symbiotic relationship is overstated in importance , if anyone has an opinion ?
grits74571
Talihina, OK

January 5, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #8955156

If they are growing on a dead tree then they must be helping to break down the tissue of said tree ..I don't know this for a hard fact but it just makes sence to me
jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2012
4:18 AM

Post #9043314

some use mycorrhizal treatments with their tree plantings

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 15, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9043348

Different fungi involved - mycorrhizal fungi are symbiotic fungi associated with the roots of living trees, while decay fungi break down dead wood, making the nutrients in the wood available for other plants. Both are essential components of forest ecosystems, without them, forests would not grow. Yes, it is good to leave dead wood in forests.

Resin
jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 17, 2012
3:17 AM

Post #9045763

thanks Resin , like your knowlege of trees !

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