Forests and fungi are intimately interdependent. Some trees, like Douglas firs, may host more than a hundred species of fungi, collaboratively, during their life cycle. Forest ecosystems provide so much more benefits than just lumber. Forests sequester carbon, provide living libraries for educating young scientists, are reservoirs of genomic diversity and are essential for psychological health by nurturing nature-relatedness. Preserving mycodiversity and enhancing soil health with fungi is an area that the CEC has identified that needs substantially more financial and academic support than conventionally available.