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Beneficial and harmful mushrooms in the landscape

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The Landsculptor. October: 31-34.


Landowners and clients often confront arborists and landscapers about mushrooms or other visible signs of fungi. Questions can run the gamut from "Are they killing the trees," "Should I knock them off," to "Are they good to eat?" Although no one can have the perfect answer to all possible questions, the practitioner can guide the client to understanding the big picture. In the process, this guidance demonstrates the expertise and the enthusiasm of the practitioner for nature and the landscape.


Smith, Kevin T. 2014. Beneficial and harmful mushrooms in the landscape. The Landsculptor. October: 31-34.

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