Girdling spells certain death for the vast majority of trees. Willow and a few others might prove unsuitable. Fresh cut wood has not had a chance for wind blown spores to take hold. Commercial growers use quite fresh logs. Invasion of fungi should hasten the demise of any tree bent on coppicing or otherwise springing to life. Stored sugars feed new growth. Mushrooms consume that sugar. Most trees that I cut down, make no attempt at regrowth. Broad leafed maple and Ghetto maple are exceptions.
David Livingston wrote:Wonderful idea Dale!
One question since the stumps are still living will the fungi still grow? Normally I assume the logs are dead but here we are talking still living stumps that will grow again given half a chance.
Louis Romain wrote:How much time would it take for the stump to be fully consumed ?
Sheri Menelli wrote:I love your post about this.
Question, here in Southern California, there are a lot of Palm trees. Can you make mushrooms on the stumps of Queen Palms or any other palms?