‘humongous-fungus’-with-long-tendrils-that-suck-the-life-out-of-trees-cause-millions-of-damages

There’s a 3 1/2-square mile specimen in eastern Oregon that weighs 35,000 tons and could possibly be the biggest living thing on Earth, according to researchers at the University of Utah. It caused $1.5 million worth of damage to Georgia’s peach trees in only two years. Armillaria ostoyae – the scientific name of the fungus – infects and kills 600 different species of woody plants and it is very difficult to kill this fungus.

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