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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in woodland care.

This project will be to peel 2 live trees and put them up off the ground to dry.

Peeling a tree is removing the bark and cambium layer of a tree after it is limbed to help it dry quicker and be ready for wood working. It is much easier when a tree is freshly cut and is green and wet.

This is easier on smaller trees and can possibly be done with a large knife. On larger trees, a draw knife can be used to help get it done quicker.

Harvested live trees make great material for building things like in the round wood woodworking PEP Badge!  

Green trees are especially easy to peel and carve.  Green trees are also good for the sawmill.

This video shows a quick process of peeling a larger tree. A chainsaw can be used to cut the side branches flush with the main trunk. Then the draw knife is used to scrape off the bark and cambium layer.



This video shows the tools and another technique how you can literally peel a log with a spud tool if the bark and cambium come off easily, and it also shows the log lifted off the ground on smaller logs to dry after it has been peeled.



Be safe when using hand tools and using chainsaws, be aware of your surroundings, work at your own risk, and enjoy cutting stuff!

NOTE!:  Do not cover the logs.  The logs need air movement and sunlight.

To get certified for this BB, post the following pics.  

 - Your 2 trees before they are peeled
 - Your 2 trees after they are peeled
 
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