Lack of dead wood is one of the most significant factors that endangers organisms in our country. Dead wood also has an important role in the ecosystem on meadows and in other open areas.
The larvae of many insects feed on dead wood. For example, the larvae of such pollinating insects as hover fly, hymenoptera and beetles live in decaying trees. Deciduous snags left at the yard are a good way to facilitate the life of these vital insects and to improve the yield of one’s garden.
Many lichen whose original habitats are forest fire areas or dry pine forests, for instance, also thrive on dead wood at sun-exposed and dry areas. Polypores found in sunny environments include Rusty gilled polypore (Gloeophyllum sepiarium) on conifer trees and cinnabar polypore (Pycnoporus cinnabarius) on deciduous trees.