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    fallen trees

    i went to my property in kentuckY yesterday and i have 2 trees down ill be going to spring class if offered was woundering if i can keep these trees safe from bugs untill im ready to build maybe next winter any suggestions welcome

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    You;ll want to get the bark

    You;ll want to get the bark off, & probably try & keep them up off the ground.
    Also rotate every few weeks, & maybe spray to keep the bugs & mold away.

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    fallen tree

    spray with what and what do i use to take bark off should i cover to keep out of rain

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    borates & spuds...

    Quote Originally Posted by joek
    spray with what and what do i use to take bark off should i cover to keep out of rain
    Borates to protect the wood, read this page it explains well:
    http://www.acbs-bslol.com/Gadgets/D97WoodRot.htm

    Try & find what's called a spud, made to peal the bark off tree's without harming the layer under.

    I wouldn't recommend trying anything like a tarp, it'll trap moisture & will probably feed mold. You could try & protect it, but it would have to be a roof-like structure high enough to let the logs stay dry. Might be difficult.

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    spud tool

    does any one know where i can get this tool to remove bark off a couple trees i have on my land that have fallen i want to try to keep them for when im ready to build

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    Here's one, I haven't tried

    Here's one, I haven't tried it personally but it has a few good reviews

    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200333235_200333235

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    spud

    thanks shark i checked out your pics nice work are u north or south indiana

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    Where are you JoeK?

    I was curious where you're gonna be building. I live in Louisville,Ky.

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    joek, we're building about

    joek, we're building about 45 minutes south of Indy near Morgantown.

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    Shark when will you be back?

    Shark when will you be back? Are you gonna use tongue and groove on your roof? I still plan on paying you a visit but I've been lagging behind at Basil's. Hopefully I will have that cured this weekend. I was also wondering if you'd be interested in making some T&G because I wanna give my shaper system a good workout.

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