These are my personal experiences harvesting, cleaning, freezing, dehydrating and cooking Coral Mushrooms - Ramaria. Coral mushrooms are prolific in the Pacific Northwest and they can be found any time conditions are right for them all year long. Delicious and easy to identify, there are many color variations around the world, we typically find yellow and pink ones. I think I prefer the yellow.
When you are ready to prepare them, start by pulling them apart into smaller pieces so you can work them with a soft bristle toothbrush using tapping motions to remove pine needles and debris