Posted: 24/11/2014 at 22:05
The mushrooms are merely the fruiting bodies - the main body of the fungus lives inside dead wood and spreads by rhizomorphs in the soil (which look like boot laces, hence the common name of 'bootlace fungus'.) There used to be a chemical called armillotox which was sometimes used but it is now illegal to use that (or Jeyes fluid) for soil sterilization. That's probably a good thing as they also destroy all of the 'goodies' in the soil and eradication of Honey fungus was never really proven.
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