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Old May 15, 2008, 9:58 am   #1
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Finding morels in consecutive years

About 4 years ago I found a small area that I found about 20 huge yellows. I go back ever year multiple times and find nothing. The elms are still there as are some new dead elms. Is this normal to find them one year and nothing for a number of years?
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Old May 15, 2008, 10:09 am   #2
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i was once told that morels will overproduce or create a "flush" when they think their host tree is gonna die...then sometimes nothing or a few in the years to come...there are a lot of factors involved...but as a good shroomer told me recently...the spores gotta go somewhere!...if ya got elms or ash in different stages of decay close to the spot, you might get lucky...dont get discouraged. After all they arent called the elusive morel for nuttin. Keep your head to the ground, they're bound to be found!
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Old May 13, 2009, 1:33 pm   #3
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Re: Finding morels in consecutive years

If you are hunting a specific dead tree, it is unlikely to produce for more than 3 or 4 consecutive years. I've never seen one stop producing and then start again the next year. Yesterday I checked one of my areas that has produced for about 8 consecutive years, but there are a lot of trees in various states of decay and some that are still alive in there. That is an ideal area to hunt because the mycelium & spores don't have far to travel.

You may want to take some morels that are too far gone to eat (I found a few dozen of these yesterday) and drop them by those "new" dead elms. I did this several times yesterday, in hopes of finding more mushrooms next year.
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