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    Nikki Leroux watches Dec. 8 as her husband, Justin Triquet, drills a hole in a yellow birch in Jay. She would then pound a dowel infused with chaga mushroom spores into the hole and seal it up with a beeswax compound.

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    These dowels infused with chaga mushroom spores will be pounded into trees.

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    Justin Triquet hammers a wooden dowel on Dec. 8 in Jay that is infused with Chaga mushroom spores. In 5 years they will be ready to harvest. He and his wife Nikki Leroux are the first in North America to be licensed for this growing industry.

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    Nikki Leroux holds pieces of a chaga mushroom Dec. 8 that were in the freezer of her and husband Justin Triquet's home in Livermore Falls.

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    Skip, who did not want his last name used, toasts with Nikki Leroux and Justin Triquet on Dec. 8 at their home in Livermore Falls. The contractor, who is working on a room in their home, said since using the chaga mushroom elixir his chronic stomach issues are cured and he has more energy.

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