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Forum topic by Layz1307 posted 05-28-2018 04:58 AM 365 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2018 04:58 AM

Would like to know what kind of log these mushrooms are growing off of, located in vermont.

Is it hemlock? oak?

(Some mushrooms the chicken of the woods were said best to be avoided from hemlock so now I want to be able to identify hemlock).

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#1 posted 05-28-2018 12:18 PM

I can hardly see a log in your picture, so I cant help you there….but, I think I know what you are getting at{and then again I might not} so I will say that there is poison hemlock and there are hemlock trees. The good news is that they don’t have anything to do with each other. Poison hemlock, the kind that killed Socrates, et al, is a “carrot like” plant that is found in Europe. It’s here in the U.S. too, but it is not a tree and definitely not growing into any log sized tree. The hemlock tree is found in the northeast, among other places and looks like a big pine or spruce. It’s an evergreen, it’s usually pretty tall and it is not poisonous at all so if you find mushrooms on a log and it happens to be a hemlock log I doubt they will hurt you just because they are on a hemlock tree log. Now if there is supposed to be some other reason…...I don’t know that one.

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