Mushrooms Love Recycling

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Feb 2016

Monday, April 11

The best recyclers aren't the companies that turn glass, plastic and paper into new products. Probably the best recyclers of all are mushrooms! Even if you hate them on salads, they're an amazing benefit to the world.

They're a kind of fungus called saprophytic. Their job is to decompose fallen trees into soil. How could we have forests without mushrooms? How could we have soil? Think of what would happen if every tree ever fallen was still on the ground right where it landed and never turned into compost? Honeysuckle Azaleas are one plant that really appreciates a bit of compost. Find them in our tree nursery.