Bark siding dates back to the ancient Indians who used natural bark from the American Chestnut tree, which is virtually extinct now, to clad their homes and other buildings. Some of these same buildings still have that chestnut bark. Years later a man discovered that the tulip poplar tree was an excellent source for this siding. Today the idea is a revolution and can be found in all 50 states and other countries. Natural bark is the newest siding look in home building and renovation in over 30 years.