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Do Trees Get Frostbite in the Winter?

August 10, 2020 7:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While summer is finally upon us and we’re able to enjoy the great outdoors (and our great backyards) a bit more than we usually do, it’s never too early to turn your attention to thoughts of cooler weather and the problems it can bring. Wintertime means bitter cold, which people can combat with heavy clothing and hot cocoa, and animals can battle with fur and fat, but what does it mean for plants? Whether or not you’ll ever see frostbit trees in Utah is an interesting question, and as the area’s premier expert on lumber and lumber supplies, it’s one... View Article

Can Wood Be Saved After Being Waterlogged?

July 27, 2020 7:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A lot of the questions that we get at Huberwoods involve the durability and resilience of various types of wood. People want to know how long their wood products are going to last, and whether they’re better off selecting one type over another, and we’re always happy to help. One question we get a lot of the time is whether or not waterlogged wood restoration in Utah is even possible—can people save wood that’s been badly overrun by water, likely after it was left outdoors? The short answer to this question is, yes, wood can indeed be saved after being... View Article

What’s the Best Way to Keep Termites Away from Your Firewood?

July 10, 2020 2:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you enjoy having fires, whether in an outdoor fire pit or in an indoor fireplace, you’ll want to be well-stocked on wood all year long so you can keep the fires going. Of course, the more wood you have, the more storage space you’ll need, and if you don’t know how to store firewood, you will likely end up with wood that rots or gets chewed up by termites. With this in mind, here’s a quick overview of how to keep termites away from firewood in Utah. There are several main factors to consider: Location: You should always keep... View Article

How Long Does a Tree Take to Grow?

June 26, 2020 2:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The sight of a massive oak or redwood tree in nature is majestic and awe-inspiring. How long does it take for a tree to grow like that in Utah? Trees of that size grow to be that large over the course of many decades. But for all types of trees, even smaller varieties, growth is nonstop—trees will grow every year until they die, and some just grow faster than others. An oak tree, for example, might grow 60 to 80 feet in 50 years, and can live to be hundreds of years old in the right circumstances. The larger the... View Article

What Type of Wood Should Be Used for Cattle Fences?

June 5, 2020 9:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are more than a million heads of sheep and cattle spread throughout the great state of Utah. They are bred and raised for a variety of purposes—their wool, their milk and their meat. The one thing that cattle are not bred for, however, is their intellect. That’s why it’s so essential to build a fence in Utah that can adequately contain your cattle before they wander off, injure themselves or even get taken. Of course, when you are setting off on such a daunting project, it can be tough to understand which tips of wood to use and how... View Article