I have decided to do mushrooms to help breaking down some stumps from trees I am cutting down. But I have done some research and saw they grow best in hardwoods. Mostly oak and maples. But most of my trees are poplar. Should I even try to inoculating a stump like that?
Poplar is ideal for oyster mushroom cultivation. I also recommend Field and Forest. I wouldn't wait long, the wood should be fairly recently cut. It needs to be inocculated before wild fungus invades the wood.
Its no that it's 'unsafe' but if the log has been cut for a while, chances are good that another fungi has already started growing there, and will out-compete yours. So it would be a probably waste of time and money.
WellI had a bit of a mishaps with my chain saw so I have to wait until payday until I can get into cutting down some more trees. I will probably do mostly oyster mushrooms but might by some others and give it a whirl. I am going to do as many stumps as possible but I think I will take a log or two and put them under my shed ( i have a car port built off the side of a my shed) and might have some that are in a bit more of a controlled area.