So called stringy bark exists among both softwood (e.g. Spruce, Western Cedar) and hardwood (e.g. eucalyptus) trees. The common feature of species with stringy bark is that the fibers are oriented in a longitudinal direction. This means that when the bark is removed, it creates long, strong strips which easily stick – not only around log feeders and conveyors, but also around debarker knife arms. Such sticking can cause unexpected downtime in production. For decades, we have pioneered methods for debarking species with stringy bark around the world. After years of testing different kinds of cutters and knife tips, we can offer a viable solution for everything from springtime Nordic spruce to fast-growing eucalyptus.