A favourite book title!
Fungi and other microorganisms break down the rotten logs. A giant web, branching in all directions, like mycelium. Cellulose...... a long chain made by nature.
The first clumsy attempt at making rope, from a weedy looking plant. It got thinner and thinner. A bracket fungi found on a rotten log. It's tough and leathery.
Beautiful Japanese rope used in bamboo fencing.
Water hyacinth cord.
Thoughts of branching of algae and coral have changed to thoughts of branching mycelium.