Asked by: Cheyenne Cahn
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th March, 2020

How long will locust post last in the ground?

Locust might last for 20 years in a wet location; longer if dry. Treated pine may also be graded, so that you know the design strength. Certainly for ground contact, use treated pine.

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Beside this, how long will cedar posts last in the ground?

about 15 to 20 years

Additionally, is locust wood rot resistant? Black Locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia) is the strongest and most rot resistant wood indigenous to North America. It makes an incredibly resilient and durable decking material that will remain beautiful and withstand years of outdoor exposure. Black Locust grows faster than any other known hardwood tree.

Keeping this in consideration, is Locust good for fence posts?

Black locust makes great fence posts. I wouldn't bother debarking, (but the bark will rot eventually) as the man rightly told you, just make sure your post is at least 5" heartwood. Red cedar is same way preferably 5" red heartwood, debarking unnecessary.

What is a locust post?

Locust Split Rail Fence posts are made from the very hard, strong and heavy wood of the Black Locust tree. Locust wood was first used by the early Appalachian settlers. Locust makes an ideal species for fencing that will withstand the test of time for many years to come.

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