Growing mushrooms on logs and stumps at home require less stress and maintenance, which allows us to enjoy fresh mushrooms. You can grow mushrooms on logs and stumps with little space. However, hardwood, like the oak tree, is perfect for certain species of mushrooms, like the Reishi, Lion mane, Shiitake, and the Oyster mushrooms. Select your logs based on what type of hardwood is available on your land or in your area.