Mike Jay wrote:Thanks for the story Travis, that gives me some hope. I can't grow black locust here since I'm a bit out of their range and it's frowned upon by the state. But I have some tamarack (or larch) trees. I thought I just had 6 out past the back yard but now I realize I have more in a swampy area (yay). They're nice and straight so they'll make great fence posts.
I've been using cedar for posts but am about 15 short for my next project. Tamarack to the rescue.
From what wikipedia tells me, tamarack and larch are the same tree. The old timers here call them tamarack and the ones I have are native (likely not Japanese). How rot resistant are they compared to peeled cedar posts? Do you need to peel tamarack? Is cutting them in winter best for the longevity of the wood? It will certainly be best for me reaching them with dry feet...
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