The trees grow to between 13 and 16 ft.
The best way to get wood to rot (short of burying it) is to leave the bark on. If you soak the slabs with enough poisons to get through the bark, maybe it won't rot soon, but pine bark won't stick to the log long outdoors in any case.
Mar 28, Mill the pine into some kinda dimentional wood or board, and trade for better or treated posts. Drying them and soaking in oil can help, but its not a real good treatment and has some EPA concerns in some locations. Dad got old REA/ telephone poles, cut to feet with the chain saw, and split them with the maul and stumpclear.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Sorry, I have no suggestions except to add that most softwood pine posts used for fencing are pressure treated with preservative.
That is something you probably cannot achieve. Considering the amount of work involved, you certainly want to make sure the wood is going to last awhile. In my area home made fenceposts are usually constructed from locust. However, the durable chestnut trees that provided this fencing material are no longer available. Today, wooden fence posts are constructed from a diverse array of wood species, including cedar, locust, redwood, oak, spruce, pine and fir. When selecting trees for fence posts, the"best" fence post for your needs is dependent on availability, price, ease of handling, strength and durability.
Dec 13, I will say this; If you staple a fence to a live tree, the tree will either die and fall over or it will grow out over your staples and wires so that you cannot ever again tighten, move, or work with that piece of fence. You can nail a treated board to a live tree and then staple fence to the board, but that too is just a temporary stumpclear.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Aug 21, As the tree grows it will push against the board instead of growing around your fence hardware. Another common concern with using living fencepost is that you’re inviting branches to fall on the fence.
In Europe, this is addressed by pollarding, or aggressively pruning the crown of the tree to keep it low and small. While many arborists shudder at the thought of pollarding a tree, I have seen pollarded fencepost trees. Where ever possible we use live trees can i fall pine trees for fence posts stone for our fence posts.
Our soils are thin and the ledge is right there when you're trying to pound posts plus all the rocks in the soil.
One of the measures of preservative is pounds per cubic foot.
Trees can be there as fence posts for hundreds of years. We use them as the anchor. Aug 17, Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) For small backyard privacy hedge, choose a dwarf cultivar of Eastern white pine Eastern white pine trees have a distinct pyramidal shape that is suited for growing as a privacy fence.
Some of the taller pine trees can grow up to 60 ft. (18 m) tall if a tall privacy screen for shade is what you are looking for. In this video I show how the old timers use to treat/protect fence posts from rotting. They would reuse or as we say today re-purpose old motor stumpclear.bar out.