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I just purchased a log cabin made of Red Pine half log timber siding. The siding is still green as it still has the bark on it. My question is in regards to what would be considered normal "wear and tear" of the exterior log siding and what type of maintenance do you suggest should be done to preserve the timber siding. I also noticed very tiny holes throughout the log siding with small piles of dust, not sure what type of insect it may be. What would you recommend to do in order to extermi

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You need to get that bark off from the logs and apply a borate treatment soon. The bark will never stay on completely and will continue to fall off over tha years. Get some borate on it soon to stop the bugs. They are there because of not being peeled at harvest.

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Posted By Jeff
12/10/2007
What would be considered normal "wear and tear" of the exterior log siding? What maintenance is suggested to preserve the log siding