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#1 posted 09-07-2012 02:57 AM

Bark is tightest and the most stable on a board if the tree was cut in the dormant season (winter here in Georgia). It is the least stable in the spring when the cambium becomes active, and can actually be very easy to peel off a green log. The old-timers said that, “Bark slips in the Spring”. So, if you want the bark or live edge with bark on a board, the tree that the wood comes from should be harvested in the dead of winter.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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