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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Another morel question.

Are they sometimes found in large groups or are they pretty spread out. I looked last night and found 7 in roughly an acre of ground. Also, do they like to grow on flat ground or on hillsides? The ones that I found were all on the hillside within 10 yards of the bottom. Does moisture content play a roll? Thanks for any and all help.

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Re: Another morel question.

my experience is they are in singles or maybe two right close with a few scattered although i have seen pictures of the ground with lots in a small area. if you found 7 in an acre, i would remember that spot. i have found 1 in 50 acres before. what i always do is if i find one, i get down on my knees and crawl around. funny how they sometimes hide. especially the blacks. them babies are darn near invisible sometimes.

now that you ask, almost all of mine are found on hills and not real soggy either. i am not an expert and am still waiting on the motherload one of these years.

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Re: Another morel question.

Thanks for your your thoughts Pump. I may go out tonight if time permits to look for a new spot.

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Re: Another morel question.

If you find the right tree, you can pick 200, and step on another 100 with a 50 ft. radius of that tree. I've done it many times..... well not so much the stepping part.

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Re: Another morel question.

I'll second what Fleroo said. They can be found by the motherload if you're in the right spot at the right time around the right host tree ibn the right soils. Usually the yellows are what I find "bunches" of, I seem to find the gray a few at a time.

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Re: Another morel question.

Thanks for your experience fellas. I went out yesterday for a few hours. I was in an old, overgrown apple orchard poking around. Found nothing. I guess I have to look in my book to see what elm trees and poplar trees look like. Need to brush up on that stuff anyway. Thanks again.

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Re: Another morel question.

I was in an old, overgrown apple orchard poking around. Found nothing yesterday, then went out in my back yard to a crabapple the deer eat from in the fall and found 39 under 1 single tree...
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Re: Another morel question.

I found around 60 today. Most where by dead elms, but I did find a dozen by a dead apple tree.

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Re: Another morel question.

This is a single LIVE crabapple tree where I found them...
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