Poplar bark siding has been a proven home exterior since early native and settler days. Dwellings were covered with large wooden “shingles” that appropriately became known as weather boarding. Modern exteriors later took over the bark siding’s popularity, until recently. As more people want the unique and natural mountain look to their home, they are turning back to the use of bark siding. A once common wood, the chestnut, has been destroyed by the blight. But another wood that was . . .