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I cut some nice oak awhile back and never used it. This whole time it’s been laying in an lush woodland patch picking up native fungi. Now I’m using it along with fresh hardwoods in a new hugelculture I’m building. It seems like a lazy IMO to me. What do you guys say?
 
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it sounds like it's mostly fungal, plants raise bacteria like livestock and fungi which basically act like merchants. if you think of it like that then you'll be able to handle situations like this well in the future. in this case I would put it near your woody plants or where you want wood to break down faster like in a wood mulched area
 
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Good thought Connor. I never noticed anyone replied to my post. Glad you did though. I have very large tree guilds and make hugelcultures that extend out from the trees. Most of it is fungal but I like the thought of bringing new and potentially different stuff in from greener pastures.
 
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if you put it somewhere that seems largely bacterial that is far enough from the other fungi that it won't be dog piled it should establish. thanks for the thank you XD
 
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Sounds great Scott. But it is not IMO. IMO is a culture of soil microbes, a complete ecosystem. Your hugelculture beds would be improved with the additional of IMO culture
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