Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Donald C. Markstrom; Lee R. Gjovik
    Date: 1992
    Source: Research paper RM-300. Fort Collins, Colo.: US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 9 p
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
    PDF: View PDF  (1.8 MB)

    Description

    Service-life tests indicate that ponderosa pine fenceposts treated with preservatives performed well after field exposure of 30 years. Treating plants in the Black Hills area used commercial methods to treat the posts with creosote, pentachlorophenol, and waterborne arsenicals. Test sites were in the northern Great Plains-one in the semiarid western portion near Scenic, South Dakota, the other in the more humid eastern portion near Brookings. The annual service cost of the untreated posts ranged from $1.06 to $1.18 per post depending upon test plot location. The lowest annual cost of the treated posts was $0.85 per post.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Markstrom, Donald C.; Gjovik, Lee R. 1992. Service life of treated and untreated Black Hills ponderosa pine fenceposts. Res. Pap. RM-RP-300. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 9 p.

    Cited

    Google Scholar

    Keywords

    Pinus ponderosa, fence posts, wood preservatives, service life, South Dakota

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page