The Top 10 Tree-Grown Mushrooms


A white, shaggy mushroom that resembles a lion's mane and typically grows on hardwood trees.

Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus)


A bracket fungus with a smooth, brownish upper surface that often grows on the trunks of hardwood trees.

Artist's Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)


A widely cultivated edible mushroom that can be found growing on dead or dying hardwood trees.

Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)


A vibrant orange or yellow mushroom that grows in overlapping shelves on the trunks or branches of hardwood trees.

Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)


A medicinal mushroom with a glossy, reddish-brown cap that often grows on decaying hardwood logs or stumps.

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)


A large, hoof-shaped mushroom that commonly grows on birch trees and has medicinal properties.

Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)


A colorful bracket fungus with concentric rings resembling the tail feathers of a turkey, commonly found on dead hardwood trees.

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)


A small, brown mushroom with a velvety stem that can be found growing on decaying hardwood trees.

Velvet Foot (Flammulina velutipes)


A highly prized edible mushroom that grows in clusters at the base of hardwood trees, often oak.

Maitake (Grifola frondosa)


A dark, charcoal-like fungus that grows on birch trees and is sought after for its medicinal properties.

Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus)

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