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Wood species for Earth Integrated Structures
Location: Hardiness Zone 5
posted 2 years ago
I'm going to build an earth integrated structure as in
's 'The $50 and up
will be using John Hait's insulative umbrella concept as well.
I'm having trouble with confidence in
species to use however.
I have access to about 20 Larch poles ranging in diameter of ~ 6" to 11". Lengths at 10ft. to 20ft.
I also have on site Beech
, Oaks & Maples.
Mike mentions Larch as a good example however, I don't have enough Larch to do all the posts, beams & girders.
Could Beech, Oak, and/or Maple be used successfully underground if treated somehow?
I'm guessing that the insulative umbrella would significantly reduce wood rot right? In that case, does wood species matter so much?
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