Turn your storm damaged trees into mushrooms

This lightning struck White Oak became several Shiitake mushroom logs.

It’s always fortunate when the only damage from a storm is to property. Sometimes that includes damage to favorite old trees that in a matter of hours is reduced to firewood.

If you had a White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory or Sweet Gum tree that recently fell victim to storm damage, we can help you cut it up and remove as much as we can safely. We aren’t a professional tree service, but we can work with a tree service of your choice or cut up 4 inch or greater diameter logs they leave for us. In exchange for the logs we take, we will bring you a few of the logs inoculated with edible gourmet Shiitake mushrooms.

The inoculated logs will grow 90% of their dry weight in mushrooms over the next 3-5 years and keep decades of sequestered carbon in their tissue from re-entering the atmosphere as burned fire wood. You basically get some logs removed, create a healthy super food source (like this amazing bowl of soup) for your family and help address climate change. It’s a win-win-win!

If you want to turn your storm damaged tree into mushrooms anywhere within an hour from Woodbury or Murfreesboro, TN, give us a call at 615-469-7778.

2 thoughts on “Turn your storm damaged trees into mushrooms

  1. We have a large part of an oak that has been down almost a year. Most of it is large but there are definantly some limb pieces you guys can probably use if dead wood is what you need. We’d love for it to go to good use if possible. We live in Franklin TN close to Liepers Fork. I understand if it’s too far.

  2. Hi Becky, thanks for reaching out to us! Unfortunately, the tree would need to have been cut down or fell within the past couple of weeks. What happens beyond that time is native fungi sets up in the decaying wood pretty quickly and can easily prevent inoculation of the fungi we want to grow in the wood. If you do have any oak, hickory, sweet gum or other hard woods that do come down, please let me know, and I’d be happy to come that far.

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