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Poplar lumber
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:13:56 pm »
 Would it be best to cut poplar logs during cooler weather to have whiter boards and less mold while drying? Maybe that's the best for all logs?
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Re: Poplar lumber
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 09:41:57 pm »
Yup! The wood has a chance to dry to below mold level while mold isn't active, same for insects.

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Re: Poplar lumber
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 07:50:53 am »
I have done fine with it in the summer if you sticker it immediately and run some fans on the stack for the first 4 weeks or so.  You need lots of airflow, so box fans are not adequate.



 

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Re: Poplar lumber
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 12:18:59 pm »
I've got 3 20" fans running on slabs now. Not sure how much air goes threw first stack to second stack. I should of ask if cutting trees in cooler weather is better that cutting down trees in summer (with sap up) or does it make any difference?
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Re: Poplar lumber
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 07:02:53 pm »
You're not blowing dry air on the second stack so it is more apt to have trouble.

The sap is always up. Sap going down is an old wives tale. A tree cannot re-establish a broken water column and a cell dies if it has an embolism.
Here's an old thread;
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=63607.0