ABCs of Bark House® Poplar Bark Wall Coverings

 

 

 

The bark of different tree species has different attributes.  Below, we are exploring Liriodendron tulipifera.

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APPALACHIANSAncient and biologically diverse, the Appalachians – where Bark House and Liriodendron tulipifera can be found – are among the oldest of mountain ranges.

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BIODEGRADABLE:  This means the raw, chemical-free bark can break down after use to build clean soil versus adding to waste in oceans or landfills.

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CARBON:  Carbon is pulled out of the air in the growth cycle and is held in the product.

CARBON NEUTRAL/CARBON POSITIVE:  All of Bark House manufacturing is accounted for.  This begins with the logger in the forest, the transport of raw materials to our facility and all of the manufacturing that occurs there.  Bark House® Poplar Wallcoverings are, at worst, carbon neutral.

CERTIFICATIONS:  Bark House products and processes were certified over a ten-year period, earning the highest social and environmental levels including B Corp Best For The World and Cradle To Cradle Platinum certifications.

CHAIN OF CUSTODY:  The Bark House Material Intake Policy ensures that we establish chain-of-custody for raw materials.  No bark is accepted unless the log has a pre-determined disposition and the source is legitimate and sustainable.

COMMON NAME:  Yellow Poplar Tree Bark

CONSERVATION:  The Bark House process goes beyond conservation to the regeneration of natural and human resources.

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DESIGN:  Bark House wall coverings are designed to exacting standards and are accompanied with user guides that are simple so that installation is easy.

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ECOSYSTEM:  The Bark House process involves monitoring and improving the local eco-system.  The facility is located within the 100-radius in which our materials are sourced so we can have direct observation and feedback on our impacts.

EMBODIED ENERGY:  Bark House manufacturing is 99% solar and human powered.

ENERGY SAVINGS:  Bark House® Poplar Wallcoverings improves the R-Value of walls.

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FIRE RATING (CLASS B): Poplar Bark protects the wood underneath and therefore, fire-resistant.  Lab testing results available.

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GREEN:  Green is a term that was used when people wanted to do better by the environment but did not have specific ways to measure or express a methodology.  This practice began a movement from Extractive practices and led to Sustainable practices.  Today, businesses should be operating on a spectrum of being Regenerative for people and planet.  See this link to read more about how Bark House is regenerative.

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HEALTHY MATERIAL:  100% Liriodendron tulipifera, Bark House® poplar wall coverings are a healthy material.  Certifications registered this a C2C PLATINUM Healthy Material.

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INDOOR QUALITY OF LIFE:  90% of human time is spent indoors.  Employees at many international companies demand that nature is incorporated into those environments to increase quality of life.  In addition to being 100% natural, BHWC have acoustic benefits that dampen sound.

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JOBS:  A vendor said “You have to love what you do to do a good job.”  Bark House created jobs to fit the lives of people in this specific place to keep the people here connected to nature.

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KNOW WHERE YOUR PRODUCTS COME FROM:  Schedule a tour of our facility and see your products being made – from source to use.

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LIVING LEGACY:  A legacy is something left behind with a select benefit.  A living legacy benefits many, and its benefits grow.  Each purchase at Bark House is creating a living legacy for the planet and for people.

LIVING WAGE:  Employees are paid a Living Wage.

LOGGING:  Bark House® trains small 2- to 3-person logging crews to properly and ethically harvest waste wood products so that forests regenerate faster.

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MAINTENANCE FREE:  No paints, stains or sealers are required for exterior product application, leaving you extra time and enhancing the life cycle benefits of the products.

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NATURE:  The mission of Bark House is to reconnect people to nature, creating regenerative benefits for both.

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ORIGINAL:  Marty McCurry is the Original Designer and Bark House is the Original Manufacturer of Bark Wall Coverings.

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PRODUCTS AND PROCESS:  Bark House® is a brand built on beautiful, quality products AND regenerative processes.

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QUALITY:  Products start with selecting the best materials that meet our 5-point Quality Control standards.  The manufacturing is to exacting thicknesses and square.

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RECLAIMED:  Bark House® Poplar Wallcoverings are made of 100% reclaimed wood by-product of the timber industry and verified at the Bark House material intake yard.

REGENERATIVE:  “Regenerative development seeks to bring human activities back into alignment with how nature works, as the basis for continuing to develop our potential as humans and the equity and abundance of our social and economic systems.”  – Regenesis Group

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SOIL:  Utilizing Bark House designed harvesting methods (small 2- to 3-person logging crews) helps protect the soil in the forest because smaller crews use lighter equipment and cause less disruption.

SOLAR:  100% solar energy used for manufacturing.

STANDARD:  Bark House set the standards for this industry.  All the terminology and language specific to the process of making bark wall coverings was established here.

SUSTAINABLE:  Sustainable is a term that refers in large to the environment and means to hold or maintain without destroying.  Bark House practices are on a spectrum of being regenerative for people and planet.

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TRIPLE TOP LINE:  Working to bring human activities back into alignment with how nature works while developing resilience for our community.

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UNIQUE:  Every poplar shingle and panel is completely unique with distinct grain, coloration, scars and lichens.

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VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDSVOC free.  Passes California Classroom Standard.

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WATER:  Zero water is used in direct manufacturing.

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XTERIOR RATED:  Our poplar shingles and panels may be used in outside applications.

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YOU:  Bark House products are designed with you in mind.  You can feel safe when using our natural products.

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ZERO:  There are zero glues, chemicals, sealants, or other additives.

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