White mold forming on freshly debarked larch

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Forum topic by theozfinn posted 05-27-2013 07:07 AM 921 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-27-2013 07:07 AM

I’ve just started working on a monument for my local city. I have a big larch trunk which I debarked, and over the weekend there has formed a thin layer of white mold. Is this a sign that the tree is too wet, or have I not taken enough off during debarking? Anyone?

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 12:48 PM

Is it a green tree, are you storing it under a tarp?

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 12:54 PM

When I had a log of pecan saw-milled into slabs I made the mistake of stacking them flat on top of each other …. TWO DAYS LATER I went to the shop to put them up in the rafters and I had to PRY THEM APART because the white mold that had formed was gluing them back together.

Took me a while to scrape it all off and of course I used stickers between them when I put them up.

Dont know what caused it but I’m glad I didn’t wait a week or I might not have gotten them apart.

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