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Are Hordes of Mushroom Fanatics Wrecking British Woodland?

Every autumn the tabloids churn out their stories on how our native forests are being decimated by vanloads of fungal thieves. The Guardian, often championed as one of the papers that avoids employing scare tactics, regurgitates the same article year after year. The eradication of fungi from our green spaces would certainly be a crying shame, but do heavy picking pressures actually drive declines in the abundance of our favourite species?

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