• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

Edible/medicinal fungus for ginkgo stump?

 
Posts: 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

I have a client with a large gingko stump in her yard that cannot be removed due to its size and location and was wondering if it is possible to inoculate it with some edible mushroom spawn in order to obtain a yield from it and slowly shrink it in size.

Any suggestions would be super helpful.

Thanks!

Dillon Cruz
 
pollinator
Posts: 2392
85
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What have you got to work with? I don't think there is anything specific to the gingko tree that you have to choose a particular species of mushroom to break it down. As long as you can drill into it and pack it with some plug spawn (shiitake, reishi, turkey tail, etc.), the spawn should be able to infect the whole stump and break it down.
 
gardener
Posts: 2660
179
forest garden fungi trees books food preservation bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There are some stump inoculation fungi that tend to specialize. Out here, it might be sulphur tuft or conifer tuft, back there it might be maitake, but I'm not sure. I would check with locals.
John S
PDX OR
 
Don't touch me. And don't touch this tiny ad:
Dave Burton's Boot Adventures at Wheaton Labs and Basecamp
https://permies.com/t/119676/permaculture-projects/Dave-Burton-Boot-Adventures-Wheaton
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!