Asked by Jeff S from Buchanan, MI USA
I would like to build a barn based on your 30×50 plans. I have 22 acres of hardwoods and would like to cut my timbers and siding with a portable sawmill.
I have many species to choose from–ash, black oak, red oak, cherry, cottonwood/tulip.
What trees would be best?
I had a Forester come in and say I should have my 100 Ash trees logged because of the Ash Borer disease.
Is one species better for siding or structural timbers? I’m in southwest Michigan.