I posted this as a "new" topic as it might help in other places beyond the scope of Central NY. People mention Apple Orchards frequently in these Morel forums and for new foragers clarification might be in order. There are several variations of orchards. For a young person their concept might be the vast commercial orchards, with hundreds of trees, that they buzz by in the family SUV, if they happen to glance up from their smart phones. One might repress any mycophagy desires to collect Morels from such an orchard due to applied chemicals. A similar type orchard is an old commercial orchard, maybe not as large as a contemporary orchard, but one that is being reclaimed by nature. Again there might be a danger from residual chemicals that were once applied and may linger for years to come. This situation has many variables and it would behoove someone to do some research before the consumption of Morels found in such an orchard. The orchards that I frequent I call Homestead Orchards. Most early settlers planted an orchard on their property, some had to by law. These may be the orchards you bump into whilst walking through a semi-mature hardwoods. They may be literally a hundred years old or older. They range in size from a couple of trees to usually less then a hundred. Most are survivors from a group that have long died out. This is, for me, prime Morel hunting ground. And although I am usually skunked in this type of orchard I never fail to slow down and take a closer look. You might too. So don't look for orchards, don't even look for Morels, take a walk in the woods and look for "a" tree. Look for an Apple tree, an Elm tree, an Ash tree, etc., and then look down and spot the elusive Morel! Most of all don't forget to enjoy the hunt!