Appreciation: "The Wood-Wide-Web: Are Plants Inter-Connected by a Subterranean Fungal Network?"

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  1. danc

    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    Very interesting, it was only yesterday that I learned that there is a so called "wood wide web":

    At the Root of the Wood Wide Web

    The Wood-Wide-Web: Are Plants Inter-Connected by a Subterranean Fungal Network?

    So I understand that mushrooms are an indicator of the presence of such network. I saw mushrooms these days in my garden, where plants were planted intensively in the past 5 years. I also wonder if the fungi I always notice especially on the roots of potted conifers is the fungi in discussion.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thank you Daniel for posting that,
    I was there for that talk at the VMS show, I still find that mycorrhizal map just amazing!
    cheers,
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    Thanks, that is a great research. I did not pay much attention when I probably got that Botany Photo of the Day

    I looked for mushrooms in my garden and here are some photos of I think two different types:

    PB190546.jpg PB190548.jpg
    PB190559.jpg PB190563.jpg

    So I start do understand what is going on in the ground. And I feel I was not that wrong when I did not refrain myself from quite high density planting. I always thought a group of 3-4 birch trees would look much better than an isolated one.

    PB190556.jpg
     
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    stellar pictures.
     

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