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poplar bark siding
« on: January 12, 2010, 08:21:10 PM »
i am wanting to harvest some yellow poplar trees from my farm.interested in using the bark for siding.woul like to have all the info i can get on it.
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Re: poplar bark siding
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 08:27:25 PM »
About 2 yrs ago an outfit out of NC was paying more for the bark than for the timber . They were really particular about the way it was peeled.At the time you could get the logs for next to nothing, go figure. Haven't heard of them being around for awhile.

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Re: poplar bark siding
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 09:03:17 PM »
countryjonez,  Welcome to The Forestry Forum.  Curious, how do you use bark for siding?
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Re: poplar bark siding
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 10:54:34 PM »
theres an  outfit just down the road that does just that , poplar siding  I think its Amish country bark  might want to look them up 

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Re: poplar bark siding
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 09:41:05 AM »
POPLAR BARK SIDING IS USED ALMOST LIKE SHAKES.PEEL THE BARK FROM DOWN TREE THEN FLATTEN AND DRY.AWESOME LOOKING STUFF. SOME HOUSES I HAVE SEEN WITH IT ARE OVER 60 YEARS OLD STILL IN GOOD SHAPE,WITH NO STAIN OR TREATMENT OF ANY KIND.NATURE AT ITS BEST .  THANKS FOR ALL INSIGHT
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Re: poplar bark siding
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 11:00:12 AM »
Hardin Creek Timber Frames in Boone, NC produces poplar bark siding.  They have a kiln to dry it.  There are alot of buildings around here that have it on them.
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Re: poplar bark siding
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 04:41:13 PM »
If you wait until the sap starts flowing, the bark will peel off the logs.  Sometimes it comes off whether you want it to or not.  I've seen logs squirt right out of the bark.

If you go to a local mill that brings in logs, they'll probably let you pick up as much of that bark from their log yard as you like, especially when they're not running.  Smaller mills would probably be more approachable than a really big one.
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