Provides an up-to-date overview of the various fungi which cause damage to trees, lumber and timber, with special focus on identification, prevention, and remediation techniques. A section on the fundamentals of morphology, biology and caustaive factors is followed by a practical examination of virus and bacteria damage, wood discoloration, decay by wood rot fungi and methods of prevention and tree care. The final section focuses on the positive effects of wood-inhabiting microorganisms, covering past and classical themes such as myco-wood, mushroom cultivation and biological pulping as well as recent bio technological processes.
334pp. Hardback. Figs and photos in col. and b&w.