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History, adventure await at Big Basin Redwoods

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 16, 2013, 6:06 p.m.
Big Basin fungus

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Fungi in the forest

Redwood forests are known for the diversity of life they hold, and especially important is the symbiotic relationship of trees and fungi. Visitors to Big Basin Redwoods State Park can't help but notice that a wide variety of mushrooms can be found thriving on the forest floor among roots and fallen logs. Fungi play important roles in redwood forests, helping to break down debris and turn it in to rich soil.