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Old Dec 1, 2012, 3:23 pm   #5
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Re: Where is the Chaga?

Not sure if Chaga grows on River Birch, a tree of the Southeastern and Central US (not native to MI, but native to IL/WI/MN, east to CT, south to GA and west to Texas)
River Birch is commonly planted as an ornamental in SW MI, recognized by its pinkish scaly bark.
There are some in the background of this photo I took of mums still blooming two days before Christmas last year in St. Joseph, MI. The River Birch trees are in front of the blue house on the left side of the photos.
Of course you should get permission to go into someone's yard if you do find Chaga on an ornamental birch.
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