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    I found some land on the Yentna river near Hewitt lake just north of Skwenta. Is building a cabin from the Black Spruce in this area even remotely feasible? I hate to waste the cash on a fly-in for the weekend to find out the trees are way to small or crooked to build with. My wife and I are looking to build a cabin around 10' wide X 16' long. Does this sound doable?

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    Slough going in.



    Best pics that I have... sorry, we were fishing.

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    Thank you very much! I don't see why these trees could not be used for building.

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    In one spot on the slough there were enough bear tracks to warrant more than a bit of caution. The banks were virtually covered.

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    Mark,

    Usually, along the river banks where the soil drainage is better, you find white spruce which is a better tree for cabins.

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    Black spruce is tough to build with I've put up a couple of temporary buildings with it. I'd go with white spruce if you have access to it.

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