Craddock, J. Hill
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
I conducted a survey of the macroscopic fungi in an area designated as Chestnut Orchard #1 of the Lula Lake Land Trust from May 29, 1999 to March 8, 2000. The purpose of the survey centered on making a comprehensive list of the fleshy fungi to serve as baseline data of the fungal diversity contained on this experimental chestnut plot. The fieldwork resulted in a collection of 139 sporocarp specimens, comprising 17 families, 38 genera, 63 species and, as of yet, approximately 30 unidentified specimens. Some of the specimens collected were also determined to be edible, thus offering a possible future economic venue for Lula Lake and the surrounding areas as potential cash crops. This study provides baseline fungal information on Chestnut Orchard #1 for means of comparison for future examinations of changes in the mycological diversity that may come as the American chestnut, Castanea dentata, resumes its place in the forest canopy.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
American chestnut; Macrofungi; Mycology
Lookout Mountain (Ga.)
De Guzman, Jocelyn M., "A survey of the macroscopic fungi of the Lula Lake Land Trust" (2000). Honors Theses.