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Fungus on logs

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    I have been putting a stack of garden timber/logs (all from small trees big shrubs) behind my sheds, close to the two – unoccupied – hog houses I made during the winter. Some timber is fresh from this year but other is older and has fungus on it.
    Is the fungus in any way dangerous to hogs? It’s all natural waste wood, free from preservatives but just want to know if it puts hogs at risk? Thanks.

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    Hi daffydil

    I don’t imagine the hogs would take much notice of the fungus. They must come across it ‘in the wild’ where branches fall off, trees die, etc. and is part of the decomposing process. Your log stack sounds a brilliant place for all sorts of little creatures to live.


    Thanks for your response Nic. I knew it would sound a silly question since hogs being wild creatures don’t live in a sterile environment. ! It is that this fungus is one I haven’t noticed before – it is white, shaped similar to an oyster shell and quite profusive. As this log/wood pile is close to the house I built for them, thought hogs may avoid nesting close by if it’s too poisonous. But then they know what is best for them and if they prefer to live under my sheds so be it.

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