I have a considerable number of standing dead White Oak trees that are quite large, but not of interest to the local businesses who harvest timber. The trees have value to me beyond firewood. I’ve milled several large logs using a chain saw, hand planed them down and am quite pleased with a couple of heavy benches I’ve built for outside use. My question for this forum goes to proper drying. I have a space that would work for air drying, but the idea of bugs in the wood has me bothered. Anyone have tips or insights on how to proceed?
I would like to hear some advice on this as well. I have a dogwood tree in my yard that is standing dead about a year. I’m wondering if I can harvest some of this still and what to do about bugs. Thanks!