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Finding Hardwood Logs for Mushrooms in Montana/West?

 
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Hey all, I'm trying to get more into growing mushrooms on logs but live in Montana where most of the wood is softwood. I wanted to see if anyone has leads/creative ways to get free or cheap hardwood in an area with mostly softwood. I live in town in Missoula and there are quite a few hardwood trees in town but the few felled trees listed on craiglist have all been softwood. Thanks!
 
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Valan, what kinds of mushrooms do you want to grow?

If you can't find hardwood logs, can you get wood chips?

Here are some articles that might offer suggestions for you or others:

https://permies.com/t/36692/fungi-grown-pine

https://permies.com/t/130113/mushroom-noob

https://permies.com/t/154762/Hardwood-chips-soft

https://permies.com/t/170204/types-fungi-breaking-mixed-hardwood

Best wishes for your mushroom growing experiment.
 
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I usually use alder, which is a soft hardwood and compatible with many kinds of mushrooms. It also regenerates quickly after being cut and has many other virtues, including being a nitrogen fixer
 
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I’d talk to the local tree services about contacting you when they have hardwood to dispose of.
 
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