Jack O’ Lantern Fungus: A Trick Pathogen?

Several mushroom species that are known as the Jack O’ Lantern fungus are very common on and around oaks and other species in the late summer and fall (Photos 1 & 2). Knowing this fungus (Photo 3) is important to arborists, as it looks very similar to the well-known, root-killing and decay pathogen Armillaria (Photo […]

Sex and Decay Fungi

Let’s have a frank talk about sex and reproduction in the fungi that cause decay in trees. The details may surprise some people, but the discussion will be, as they say, “safe” for work situations. If you get this first important biological fact about sexual reproduction in decay fungi, the rest of the details will […]

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