Bacteria / Benefits  - Some of the benefits to trees: Break down organic and inorganic materials - bacteria, fungi, insects, animals;  Detoxify harmful substances - bacteria and fungi;  Help adjust pH - bacteria and fungi;  Convert nitrogen in air to a usable form (fix nitrogen) - bacteria and actinomycetes;  Protect roots against pathogens - bacteria, fungi, (mycorrhizae);   Regulate slow-release fertilizers - bacteria;  Resist decay - anaerobic bacteria (wetwood), non-decay causing fungi (discolored wood);  Protection against wound infections by decay-causing fungi - bacteria, nondecay causing fungi.  Less than 1% of the fungi and bacteria are harmful to the tree system.

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