Dec. 2023
歴史の相互作用: 燃料としての松林とマツタケの関係
Historical Interplay: Pine Forests as Fuel Source and the Matsutake Connection


In the past, pine forests were a valuable source of fuel. Dried pine needles and pine cones were used for kindling, and common people competed to gather them. Since pine trees prefer sunny locations, there were fewer fallen leaves, and the land tended to be dry. Under these conditions, matsutake mushrooms would appear. The matsutake fungus is quite delicate and easily influenced by other plants and fungi. This is an example of how the interaction between humans and forests can even impact our food sources.