Wood-degrading fungi, wood-eaters, are cool--in part--because they eat woody materials. Working with wood-degrading fungi, we can transform what we normally consider waste into art, products, and regenerative materials. Wood-eaters are also integral parts of forests, which is cool in and of itself.
Wood-degrading fungi are decomposers and weavers of ecosystems. Many--though, not all--form reproductive structures colloquially refered to as mushrooms.
Humans venture into forests on forays to observe fungi.
Humans eat wood-degrading fungi, mostly the kind that form mushrooms.
Additionally, we could partner with wood-degrading fungi to enable a global network of distributed mycological production and weave a more sustainable world for all earthlings.
Below are some interesting wood-degrading fungi. Please add your favorite.