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The sticky quotes alder as a useful wood.
I have a bunch of small alder that grows like a weed, and I always thought of it as a garbage wood. If I cout green wood, how should I prepare it?
Remove bark and dry? or use green? with or without bark?

Same with birch?
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Smoking wood should be dry, and free of diseases or fungus. Bark does not make a difference.

Just my $.02

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post #3 of 3
I personaly square my wood by taking a thin layer off sapwood- which includes bark when processing wood, but i like square chunks-this is not necessary.I have used a draw knife for woodworking to remove bark on smaller branches, but this is preference of mine.We used alot of alder when smoking salmon when i lived in anchorage,alaska.
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