Forest farming of mushrooms

Asked March 20, 2019, 3:16 PM EDT

I have a few questions below:
  • Has anyone experimented with quaking aspen totems for oyster mushrooms? Cottonwood and poplar are mentioned so it seems that quaking aspen would be a safe bet.
  • Fresh Beech logs are recommended for Hericium inoculation, but most of our beech is infected with the beech bark disease. How will this affect the process?
  • Is there a potential conflict with farming Hericium in an active sugar bush?
  • For how many years should I expect the totems to produce?


Berkshire County Massachusetts mushrooms

1 Response

Thank you for your question. The experts who know about this topic have been unavailable. Perhaps your local office can find someone: https://ag.umass.edu/extensionoutreach/umass-extension-in-your-community/extension-in-western-massachusetts Good luck!