I’m not sure how it will help the integrity of the logs, but it will be helpful in the winter when it is so dry. I would not recommend using White Pine since it is very susceptible to rot. Red Pine is a better choice. What ever material you build with you should definitely apply a good borate treatment before staining. Shell Guard from Perma Chink is what I would recommend. Call Timeless Wood Care Products at 800-564-2987 for the materials you will need and more advice on log home maintenance.You can also call 866-670-3020 for more help.