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Other Related Studies

Water Study

Effect of moisture on timing, biomass, and number of sporocarps produced.

Finding: moisture can significantly influence biomass, but has little or no influence on timing and numbers produced.

Silviculture Study

Can silvicultural treatments be used to enhance matsutake production?

Nine plots, one acre each

All Shasta red fir overstory retained, uneven age management using helicopter

Under-story treatments


Future Endeavors

Continue data collection on harvest study

Publish and communicate findings

Implement understory treatments on silviculture study

Inoculate adjacent stand where no fruiting is occurring, but habitat looks promising.

Study effects of burning on matsutake production

Identify other mushrooms fruiting within monitored clusters to address succession

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