A widespread species. If there is no evidence of rapid declines globally, this species will likely qualify as Least Concern.
This species is widespread in the northern hemisphere. More southern records could refer to introductions (or misidentifications).
With such a wide distribution the population size of this species is suspected to be very large.
In Europe this species occurs in woods of all kinds (Evans and Kibby 2004). In northwestern Oregon, key species include western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), Douglasfir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) (Trappe 2004).
This is an edible species (Evans and Kibby 2004).
Evans, S. and Kibby G. (2004) Pocket Nature. Fungi. Dorling Kindersley, London.
Trappe, M.J. (2004) Habitat and host associations of Craterellus tubaeformis in northwestern Oregon. Mycologia 96 (3); 498-509.