Over harvesting and improper harvesting techniques such as raking threaten T. magnivelare populations and re-fruiting. Logging in the Pacific northwest poses a threat because clear-cutting can stop fruiting for two to three decades (Amaranthus et al. 2000).
- Amaranthus, MP, Pilz, D, Moore, A, Abbott, R, and Luoma, D. 2000. American Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare) Across Spatial and Temporal Scales. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-178: 99-108.
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