Hundreds of supporting tables and color illustrations enhance this straightforward text, which explains the complex interactions among trees, fungi, and the environment. Schwarze provides his Polypore identification key for diagnosing fungi in the field, as well as research on Trichoderma spp. in relation to tree management practices. This publication also introduces ways in which fungi will play a role in the future of human health and long-term preservation of the environment.
(©2008, hardcover, 336 pages, full-color photos)