There is a lot of valuable high quality timber available on farms that can be milled and used on the farm. This video comprises all 11 parts available separately.
Introduction - older trees are better for milling, not just done away with as happens on many farms. Poplar can be milled on the farm to create usable poplar timber, with some farm uses.
Producing battens from milled poplar can be achieved. The process of drying is the most important part - even though it dries very quickly it has to be done properly. Preparation for treatment is discussed.
Poplar is ideal for truck decking as it doesn't splinter easily.
Poplar doesn't split or splinter easily, and is also light weight and creates easy turning parts so is ideal for making children's toys. It can also be used for cooking utensils as it is a "non-taint" timber, and normal furniture for similar reasons.
Why mill your own poplar trees? It's cheaper than buying your own timber, and you can mill to your own exact specifications.
Sawn fence posts - poplar doesn't take treatment when unsawn, so if you want to treat them you need to cut them first.
How to assess trees in the field for suitability for milling.
You can be surprised with beautiful grain that can be used for furniture or panels.
Small logs can also produce valuable timber, and larger logs can have hidden beauty once you cut them.
Some tips on how to best mill poplar logs on the farm.
A summary on milling poplar trees on the farm. There is a lot of valuable high quality timber available on farms that can be milled and used on the farm.