Forest fires: Public education   Fascinating mycorrhiza

Forest fires: Public education

Forest fires can often be traced back to the careless actions of the public. Therefore an information policy and raising public awareness are important components of forest fire prevention. Which issues should be focussed on?

 

Fascinating mycorrhiza

Everyone knows about the mushrooms in the forest, but to most people it is unknown as to why they grow mostly there and which functions they have.

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