Put on gloves to avoid cuts or splinters. Set the firewood upright on the firewood block to work on it.
Try to find an area around the edge of the log where the bark is already loose.
Insert the blade between the bark and the wood. If there are no loose areas, position the blade somewhere on the cambium layer. The cambium layer is the layer of tissue between the bark and the wood. Push down on the tool to cut into the cambium layer and insert the blade.
Hold the log in one hand and tilt the tool with the other to pry the bark from the wood. The bark may come off all at once, or it may come off in chunks.
Things You Will Need
- Bark spud
- Leftover bark can be broken up and used for mulch around shrubs and bushes.