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David Livingston
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Can I put plugs of Oyster mushroom into live stumps of freshly cut trees ?
Will this work ?
I have some trees to cut so this seems a great idea !

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Landon Sunrich
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I would personally let them rest for a couple of weeks. But then again you could throw half of the plugs in now and half in a two or three week... Give it a shot. I was excited by your title. I have live velvet foots growing in live red elderberry which I thought was neat. Red elderberry is really hard to kill - it just comes right back. Oh well - more mulch for me
 
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Although I like Landon's idea a lot, I wanted to ask a question of David: what kind of trees and what kind of oysters are you planning on using?
 
David Livingston
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Oak , walnut and plane trees
As for the fungus what ever I can get hold of

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Yeah, regular oysters (Pleurotus ostreatus) should grow on stumps of walnut and oak, although I don't know anything about plane trees! A few sources (Field & Forest) state that oysters don't like oaks, but Stamets says they do. Just wait a few weeks after cutting before inoculating. Personally, I prefer shiitake on oaks. Maybe you could try Maitake/Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa) on your oak stumps, too... This species is really delicious and likes the base of living oak trees and stumps.
 
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