Morels and Tornadoes

Discussion in 'Oklahoma' started by thefungusfinder, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. thefungusfinder

    thefungusfinder Young Morel

    I think we’ve all heard that tornadoes and wildfires can often lead to massive morel patches, but I personally have never found one and know nothing about the correlation. Does anyone know more about this? Specifically tornadoes…how long after a tornado would an area be expected to produce, in the same year? The next year?
    I found a wooded area that was quite obviously hit by a tornado, 30-40′ trees toppled over. Did some research and found out the tornado was about a week ago. Is this something I should be keeping an eye on or just mark it as a good prospect for next year? I live quite a distance from the area, it’s on the way to a spot I only hunt once or twice a year…otherwise I’d be checking it everyday after work.
    Any advice would be much appreciated.
  2. shroombandit63

    shroombandit63 Morel Enthusiast

    Funny thing, in 2013 one of my favorite places was recovering from both fire and tornado. That year, and again last year I found about twice as many as in the previous years. As of tonight, both those spots have yet to produce a morel.