Mycoforestry

Mycoforestry is using fungi to rehabilitate our public lands, forests, and open spaces. This is achieved through the following:

  • preservation of native ecosystems
  • recycling of woodland debris
  • enhancement of planted trees
  • increasing biodiversity
  • erosion control (mycoremediation)
  • filtering of contaminated water (mycofiltration)

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Evan Fischer October 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I am currently undertaking a research project as part of my studies at the Evergreen State College concerning the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic in the Rocky mountains and various forms of mitigation and remediation that might be developed. Im hypothesizing that mycoforestry/remediation could help forests rebound from the epidemic. I would love to share my research with this community, and am looking for people to work with. Please contact me if you know of any individuals working in this field or if you know of sources I could contact!
THanks

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Rick Freeman June 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Evan and Melissa,

Have you had much success in breaking down slash/residue with fungi? I’m very interested in your results. I’m preparing to try Pleurotus pulmonarius on a combination of chips. Have you had much luck in this area? Unfortunately, I usually have mixed species — primarily P. contorta (lodgepole), P. menziesii (Doug-fir), L. occidentalis (western larch) and sometimes A.lasiocarpa (subalp fir), P. engelmannii (Engelmann spruce). Thanks for any insight!

Rick

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melissa waddingham May 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Hey hows it going. I come from a forestry education and love mushrooms and their role in ecology. I would love to be involved with something like this it has always fascinated me, mycoremediation is the way forward to tackle many problems and the next revolutionary solution I feel is really going to take off and provide some solutions. I met a young lady recently who has been working in the Amazon, her name is Nicola Peel you can contact her via her web site eyesofgaia.com she does some amazing mycoremedial work clearing oil contaminated sites from minings in the Amazon. Maybe she could give you some leads, contacts or general support an advise. If you need some help let me know would love to be involved in something like this!! Also check out what I do on Facebook under truffleandmushroomhunter and if you like it hit the like button!

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Graham May 15, 2012 at 8:19 am

AmateurMycology.com has been set up for people like you to share your interests in fungi! We would love it if you involved yourself! Maybe Nicola Peel has some things she would like to share on our site. We will make sure that her work is in our links!!

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