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Author Topic: Pine Pole Zig-Zag fence  (Read 391 times)

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Pine Pole Zig-Zag fence
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:09:49 AM »
I am in upstate South Carolina and I have several thin tall pines that I would like to take down and then use them to make a zig-zag fence.  They are about 4x4 post size -- really surprised they even stay upright in the wind.  

After thinking about it more; I am like -- well is this just going to attract pine beetles, termites, powder post beetles, any other type of bug and not only will they eat the fence -- but will spread and kill every other tree in the yard.  

I think the fence would look awesome, especially if you can keep the bark on, for the surroundings -- on lake keowee -- but I need to do it in a way that  I won't regret.  

Thoughts on how to do this the right way?

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Re: Pine Pole Zig-Zag fence
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 12:08:53 PM »
Pine won't last. 
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Pine Pole Zig-Zag fence
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 05:44:41 PM »
The ones in ground contact won't last very long.  If you peel the bark, the ones above ground contact may last a few years.  With bark, the termites will work on you pretty quick.  The bark will start slipping in a few months anyway. 

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Re: Pine Pole Zig-Zag fence
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 01:29:33 PM »
Oh, well none of it would touch the ground -- would use some 6 inch boulders, but I thought there might be something I could spray or coat them with to make them where the bugs didn't want anything to do with them.  

If I did it, it'd be nice to approach 10 years out of it.  


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