yes we have cottonwood trees, yes privet Bush like but spacious if that makes since- google lol interesting thought on amount of time under water! Last yr seemed longer standing floods, this yr flash floodYou guys are making me antsy up here in NW. Mo.Going to be a while yet. Nice information. All the rain y'all have had it could be a great season. Some questions because I just like to talk morels. Do you have any cottonwood down that way? And what does a Privet look like? Are they like a smaller shrub? As far as the flooding, I think it matters how long the ground was under water, but just my opinion.
I once saw a vid with Larry Lonik and a buddy harvesting a bumper crop out of a cow pasture! Craziest thing I'd ever seen. Then, a few years ago, I found some like that. Hiked into a new place having no idea what was there. Found some apple trees, dead elms and tulip trees. Nothing doing near the trees so I figured the place was a bust. Started hiking out and hit the last grassy stretch you have to cross to get out. Something in the corner of my eye caught my attention. I snapped around and there was a 7"-8" yellow growing in the grass! Nowhere near a tree. I slowed down and really started looking and found about a dozen prime ones. They were hard to spot because the grass was a foot tall easy.new timmy, a little true story in relation to your post on flood levels. A few years back a buddy of mine drove over into Kansas near Lake Tuttle Creek. There had been a flood and all the rivers that flowed into it backed up. He had a contact who wanted to sell him morels since he buys them. Well a small stream had backed up past the treeline into fields of grass. All of the grass, don't know what kind, had morels growing in it. It was dead from the flood but we do not know if that was the reason or if the water had deposited the spores along the edge or what. The morels were everywhere but not in the trees nearer the river. It was weird, not a spot you would go look for morels. So far as we know the place has never had any more. although it did flood again last year so we might need to have a peek. The guys that found these did so by accident so far as I know. Just another weird morel story.
More like sycamore and elm but yes I’ve found them with cottonwood! I hunt in limestone county so hence the name lots of Limestone, creek bottoms more so than river, I’ve never found them on Elk Riverjudymoon, do you do any good on the cottonwood. They are a great morel producer up here in the midwest.