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Title: Fence Posts for Southern Farms

Author: Muntz, H. H.;

Date: 1950

Source: Stoneville, MS: Southern Forest Experiment Station, Delta Experiment Station

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Of the more common woods native to the South, the heartwood of osageorange (bois d'arc), black locust, red mulberry, cedar, and baldcypress is most desirable and makes good fence posts without any preservative treatment. The heartwood of other southern tree species, and all sapwood is much less durable and will give only a few years of service when used for fence posts unless treated with a preservative. When properly treated, however, there is little to choose between different species

Keywords: fence posts

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Muntz, H. H. 1950. Fence Posts for Southern Farms. Stoneville, MS: Southern Forest Experiment Station, Delta Experiment Station. 3 p.


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