Hey shroomdoggiedog, I've newer to this board (just started last year) and newer to hunting. I know some of their favorite trees... ash. elm, tulip, apple. I want to know how far away from the trunks I should be looking. Ironically, my best find was near a pine (around 30' tall and 12" trunk)... as close as 3 feet from the trunk to 15 feet away... there were about a dozen from 1 1/2 inch to 5 in. I would describe them as gray or brown.
I have three spots (5 acres and above in Hamilton, Clermont and Highland counties) that I can search and would love to have a companion of any experience.