Log types: Logs of healthy freshly cut (0-2 months) hardwoods are most suitable such as Oak, Ash, Birch and Chestnut. While soft woods like poplar will produce and may even colonise faster they likely wont yield as much or for as many years. Avoid coniferous wood types.
Log size: Up to 1.25m long and 10-20cm diameter is ideal (the larger the log the longer to colonisation and the greater the production)
How to inoculate: Use roughly 40-50 plugs per 50cm length (you can speed up colonisation by increasing the density). Use an 8mm drill bit to a depth of 5-6cm and spacing of 10-15cm between holes. Seal with a natural food grade wax to help retain moisture and keep out competing organisms.
When to inoculate: Logs can be plugged anytime although not in frosty conditions is best. Best time to cut is when trees are dormant (winter and early spring).
Fruiting Season: Spring and Autumn with roughly 3 months rest period between flushes