Back in 2012/13, Alex Bisso drew upon his many years of finding and collecting cottonwood bark and authored a five part series aimed at those who might want to try finding and collecting cottonwood bark on their own. With Spring FINALLY arriving here in the US, this seemed a good time to revisit those articles. If you want to try your hand at gathering your own bark, you will find invaluable information in these articles. (Please note that Alex is no longer actively collecting and selling cottonwood bark).
Part I — Obtaining Legal Access to Property and Permission to Collect — click HERE
Part 2 — The Bone Hunt — or What To Look For — click HERE
Part 3 — Tools for Collecting and Cleaning Bark — click HERE
Part 4 — Bark Cleaning and Storage — click HERE
Part 5 — Miscellaneous Hazards and Related Comments — click HERE