The purpose of this amazing and complex relationship is simply for mutual benefit. Trees and most plants are fairly good at building carbohydrates via photosynthesis but they are less good at gathering minerals and nutrients from soil. Fungi on the other hand cannot easily make carbohydrates but are very good at extracting nutrients from soil. And so, a highly efficient, complex and organised trading relationship is at play whereby the fungi get the carbohydrates that they need and plants and trees get minerals and nutrients which they need.
It is this symbiotic relationship that largely governs the health and well being of trees in our gardens, parks and woodlands.
At Geo Tree we are able to introduce a mix of mycorrhizal fungi, usually combined with biochar to significantly boost the population of beneficial fungi in soils. This will enhance the health, vitality and disease resistance of any trees and shrubs.