The Tree Story
Oak’s Mushroom (Linkmaker) – Auriculia auricula – Wood Ear
We have come full circle. The roots of (1) Valonia Oak tree become enmeshed with the mycelium of its mushroom (20), bringing us to complete the circle of trees. Mushrooms aid trees by allowing their roots to absorb nutrients and water and build a fungal defense against invasive diseases. The tiny fibers of the mycelium, enrich with probiotic nutrients and protect with an anti-fungal shield. It is a symbiotic, illustrating how life links all its creations together. Auricula has been used medicinally in many ways as it regulates the flow of vital energy.