Embankment

Elfpermacl at aol.com Elfpermacl at aol.com
Sun Oct 4 09:10:00 EDT 1998


In a message dated 10/3/98 7:54:14 PM, you wrote:

<<As I move along slowly, but steadily, with this project, two more questions:

1) Should I de-bark the fir logs?

2) Is there any reason (e.g. slower rotting) to take the effort and place
small
stones beneath the logs where practical?

Jeffrey

-->>

	On Average, de-barking will extend the period before the logs rot.   I almost
said "extend the life" but of course they are already dead.  The bark contains
fertility sequestered by the tree to keep it from competitive vegetation.  It
makes good mulch.  

You do not want air pockets in your wall.  This will increase the amount it
settles and always in unpredictable ways.


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