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Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:15:37 AM »
Hello Members ,

Iím going to try growing Turkey Tail Mushrooms , Iím in need of a piece of any hard wood tree trunk 2-3ft Tall at least 3Ē Think.

Please let me know .

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 02:46:11 PM »
My backyard neighbor has a gigantic 40-70ft mulburry tree with their limbs about 30+feet into my property. All yours if you can  cut it yourself.

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 02:58:31 PM »
Haaaa donít want to mess with your neighbor😁
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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 04:13:00 PM »
Next time I get some tree trimmers mulch I'll keep a few for you if you want.
I'm sure some growers in your area would beable to do the same though.
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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 04:31:07 PM »
Turkey tail is the easiest species to find growing wild, in my experience. Before you bother to try growing it, see how much is available in your local woods.

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 05:17:38 PM »
Edzone,

I thought softwoods are best for shroom growing, like birch.  I chopped down all my birch trees that was on my propriety previously.  And I noticed mushroom start coming out from it. So ,  I think birch is a great host for shrooms.

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 05:29:04 PM »
Thanks all !
Didnít think of asking the landscaping people!

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2019, 06:41:07 PM »
You could also go in a forest and find a dead fallen tree or branch and take it.
Shouldnt be illegal to do so if the log is dead.

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2019, 07:19:42 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2019, 08:14:04 PM »
Just keep your eyes open while driving around. People are always chopping trees down in my neighborhood.
Donít rush, take time and enjoy life and food.

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2019, 10:45:21 PM »
I will ! , will also grow Reishi Mushrooms for tea...

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2019, 12:14:35 PM »
I think hardwood, like oak, is best for growing mushrooms like that.

https://fungi.com/collections/plug-spawn-for-logs-stumps/products/turkey-tail-plug-spawn-1000-plugs

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2019, 05:24:11 PM »
Do you have a yard recycle waste near you? I can go by and they would let me have any wood pieces before they mulch it.
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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2019, 06:52:47 PM »
I definitely will find out Thank you!
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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2019, 02:16:30 PM »
I put a ton of plugs into red oak logs that are on my property... Filled with blue oyster and shiitake. This will be the first year they sprout, or not.

This stuff is very common around in CA, and I'm sure there are oaks somewhere near you. Apparently the spores don't care much what wood you use - a softwood will just deteriorate faster so you'll get fewer years / smaller yields.

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2019, 07:28:37 PM »
Reishi mushrooms love Oak trees..

Good luck with your Mushroom Log!

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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2019, 03:41:22 PM »

 Theres a much better way. Firstly, new wood is still living, alot of mushroom growers plug them and the spawn are still alive in the dowels while the tree dies. Then its so dense it can take a year to colonize the log.
 
If you get wood already dead, it may already have several fungi and molds. Then you have island colonies and you wont get the return you want.

Go buy some wood stove pellets.. 40 pounds for dollars.  Mix water with it, break it down into mush.. put it in some ziplock bags. (with some airholes melted in, covered with paper medical tape)  then steam the bag for a couple hours.. then put your Turkey tail spawn in.  when the whole bag is colonized.. cut it open.

 


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Re: Wanted 2-3ft Tree Log For Growing Mushrooms .
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2019, 07:18:29 AM »
Thatís awesome Iíve seen this method before!Going to try it , I also seen some people use coffee grinds as a medium.

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