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Timber that arrives at mills is called “Barkies.” Upon arrival, each Barkie and is inspected for mechanical damage, knots, splits, checks, sweep, sap-stain, mold and rot.
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After the Barkies pass inspection, they are “debarked.”
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After the outer layer of bark is removed, a giant lathe “peels” the Barkies.
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