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Peeling trees is my new zen place. Oh the bless of bark effortlessly falling in piles at my feet. I am building a modified junk pole fence.  The first 12 foot junk pole section was framed with bark on. The ease of constructing the frame has inspired us to build another 120' of fence.  Trees that had fallen during the snowstorm of 2019 were limbed, silly me I only took 2 pictures of limbing and not 4 as required, oh well there are more.  The trees were cut into 11' sections so to cover the BB I barked 4 of the 11' sections and put them up to dry. In their next life they will be fence posts.  If I need to show more done I have 14 to go.
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Tree ready to be peeled
Tree ready to be peeled
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Peeled pole
Peeled pole
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second pole peeled
second pole peeled
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Second before peeling
Second before peeling
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Air drying
Air drying
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Been peeling some logs... so many logs

Curious what I'm doing with them? Check out my boot log here!
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Before
Before
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After! Hard to tell but it is off the ground
After! Hard to tell but it is off the ground
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Before...
Before...
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After!
After!
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Falled tree for peeling
Falled tree for peeling
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Begining to peel
Begining to peel
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Tree #1 peeled
Tree #1 peeled
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second tree for peeling
second tree for peeling
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Tree #2 peeled
Tree #2 peeled
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Seems I have lost a bunch of images, and I'm not allowed to attach an mp4 time lapse that shows me peeling a tree. All the peeled timbers in the attached pictures, I peeled. There is one in progress and a couple yet to be started.
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Peeled logs
Peeled logs
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More peeled logs
More peeled logs
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And more
And more
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Not yet moved up the hill.
Not yet moved up the hill.
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WOW! Peeling trees was way easier than I expected, especially when they're green.

Fun fact these trees are going to be used in the passive greenhouse at Wheaton labs.
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fallen tree for peeling
fallen tree for peeling
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Peeled tree
Peeled tree
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Peeled tree
Peeled tree
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Second tree for peeling
Second tree for peeling
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Half way through peeling
Half way through peeling
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Peeled log
Peeled log
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Here’s documentation for more than 7 logs.

I used a two-handed draw knife, a chainsaw attachment, and a power washer. Eastern Red Cedar bark sometimes peels off like paper with just water.
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Here’s a bunch of trees. Probably 7 total. I cut them to 11 foot at the lower, larger diameter and 17 foot at the upper section, because I was bringing these in for a specific purpose.
Here’s a bunch of trees. Probably 7 total. I cut them to 11 foot at the lower, larger diameter and 17 foot at the upper section, because I was bringing these in for a specific purpose.
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Another log.
Another log.
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Peeled logs exhibit A
Peeled logs exhibit A
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Peeled logs exhibit B
Peeled logs exhibit B
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Peeled logs exhibit C
Peeled logs exhibit C
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Peeled logs exhibit D
Peeled logs exhibit D
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Peeled logs exhibit E
Peeled logs exhibit E
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