It does not seem I will be able to afford to have all the trees being felled milled this year, I am planning on cutting them to just over 8' lenghts and raising them up off the ground (laid onto cedar poles) and letting them weather for a year. Anyone have suggestions? Should I paint the ends? Should I strip the bark? Should I tarp them over? Etc. Also any sites that may help ID some of these that were taken down before they opened up their leaves? Probably a site that had bark pics may help? Thanks!!