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Fungus & Fire

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A long time ago, while burning brash in a field that was to be planted with Christmas trees I remember my old boss telling us that there is some sort of fungus that can develop around the site of a fire and cause conifers to die, particularly young conifers.  I seem to remember this being described when I was at college too.  I can't remember the name of the fungus though.  I've Googled various combinations of, "Fungus, Fire & Conifers" and haven't had much joy. 

 

Anyone able to put a name to what I'm describing?  Many thanks.

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