Backwoods Bark® and HaleyBark®

We didn’t invent the use of tree bark for home building…we just perfected it. Backwoods Bark® is based on the time-tested, pioneer proven principle of using tree bark for weatherboarding in dwellings. Tree bark was first used by Native Americans in the Appalachian Mountain region. This creative building accent offers the user of indigenous materials to accurately represent mountain cultural style and adds rustic appeal to any home.

This is the bark siding product of choice for those who want to enjoy a 100% maintenance free home exterior for generations to come. Our high grading standards for Backwoods Bark® have resulted in the only independent laboratory tested and professionally engineered product of its kind on the market today.  After hand-peeling, we use our proprietary kiln technology to dry the bark, then laser straight line and square each piece, resulting in unmatched quality.  While other bark companies recommend galvanized nails as bark fasteners, we have proven that our patented BarkLock® screw fastener system allows for almost twice the wind rating AND you never have to see the nail heads.  Our commitment to a higher quality finished product with a lower installed cost is what makes Backwoods Bark® the country’s leading bark siding product.


For those desiring the subtle brown color tones with the natural bark texture, HaleyBark® is the product of choice.  This mechanically-planed bark is smooth to the touch, dust free, and offers classic styling.


  • Harvested from Yellow Tulip Poplar trees from Mid-May to the end of July
  • Bark is removed from tree with a Bark Spud Tool
  • Bark is saturated with steam and slowly pressed flat with a hydraulic ram
  • Bark is then dehumidified and kiln-dried


  • Interior wall treatment and exterior wall siding
  • Coordinates very well with antique timbers and veneers
  • HaleyBark is best used for interior applications as helical-back planing creates exposed wood


  • 18” or 24” lengths X 3” to 36” random widths
  • Widths are packaged randomly on a pallet for shipping
  • No specific widths are sold, just lengths
  • Ships on a 4’ pallet that holds 500 SF of bark and weighs 1500 pounds

Weather Tested:

  • Backwoods and HaleyBark have been wind rated to withstand wind speeds up to 120 MPH when installed per AAH directions (see below)
  • Bark will turn two additional shades of gray proven over a 30 year accelerated U.V. exposure and weather test
  • Water absorption is equivalent to that of a traditional cedar shake
  • Bark is “hydroscopic” meaning that it is constantly pulling moisture in


  • Bark is attached with AAH Bark-Lock 2 ½” screws
  • AAH recommends 5 Bark-Lock screws per SF of bark being installed
  • For 18” bark we recommend a 6” overlap during installation to net a 12” bark exposure on the surface.

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