Yes poplar is a great host tree and forgot to mention that sorry. It is one of the top 5 trees for many. I like them as well. I have always done well with hickory too. Many say they do well with sycamore later in the morel season.
Yes it is too bad but Oaks do not host Morels. Good news is if you have that many Oaks, more than likely you will have other edible mushrooms in the mid to late summer and then again Early Fall through the late Late Fall.
I can ID many mushrooms but I only eat less than a dozen different kinds. Oak trees are a great host tree for Chanterelles in the mid through late summer.Then Oaks will host another one of my favorites the \"Hen of the Woods\". Here is a link on the \"Hen of the Woods\" AKA Maitake mushroom and then the Chanterelles.
Way back when, I realized Morel season was such a short season and I really enjoyed mushroom hunting. So I educated myself about other edible mushrooms. So check these two out and you my have some on your property with all of those oaks you have.
Morel is the best in my book. But Chanterelles and \"Hen of the Woods\" are both in my top 5 and are really great for cooking in many recipes.
I'll let you know when the Chanterelles are up here in Ohio.
If you are interested in Mushrooms, let me know and I can help you out with some sites to go to. I know this is a ginseng forum and I do not want to get to side tracked. But I think most of us on here love the outdoors and welcome anything relating to hunting, trapping, fishing etc.
Well seeing how I have only found 6 mushrooms so far with 6 trips into the woods, I would declare it's safe to say I am no expert. So anyone taking my advice, please keep this in mind.
To anyone wanting to learn about mushrooms.
That's why the internet has it's limitations on educating ones self as I had mentioned in a previous post. People should be learn about mushrooms from many available sources such as Mushroom field guides, other old time mushroom hunters passing down their knowledge, and the internet. You will find consistencies as well as inconsistencies and determine what is good info verses bad info over time.