Oyster mushrooms grow well on maple wood. Alternate woods for growing oyster mushrooms include aspen, cottonwood, beech, willow, sweetgum, or tulip poplar. Hickory wood better suits shiitake mushrooms, although even shiitake mushrooms prefer oak or chestnut over maple.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.