Though a cedar tree might seem innocuous at first glance, just another in a sea of evergreens, it is actually one of the most sustainable choices when it comes to fencing. Long lasting, and naturally rot resistant with a low moisture content, cedar is somewhat of a miracle wood. It’s as if cedar were designed to be the wood of choice for fencing. So let’s examine the straits that make cedar an eye-catching, maintenance-free option for modern fences.
Cedar fences have been utilized for centuries because of their natural ability to repel insects, mold and rot. Early settlers in America installed cedar fence posts hundreds of years ago that are still standing today. Cedar produces a plethora of naturally insect-repellent oils, including a powerful oil called Tannin, which is the reason cedar chests are often used to store blankets and clothing. Tannin and other oils also mean that cedar does not require any toxic chemical treatment to protect its wood (and the blankets nearby it) from damaging insects or moths.
Cedar trees grow abundantly, especially in the northeastern United States, without human intervention. On the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened species, Northern White Cedar ranks as a species of “least concern”, meaning there’s no immediate danger to their population by logging them for fencing. Cedar trees are also expanding their range into abandoned farmland, and in doing so, sustainably reforesting the land.
Cedar: The Best Option for Fencing
With its soothing scent, soft feel, sustainable qualities and low-maintenance, cedar is the wood of choice for fencing. When it comes to design and installation, Main Line Fence is the go-to business. Professional, efficient and experienced, Main Line Fence can be trusted to install your cedar fence and ensure it lives on for decades to come. Contact Main Line Fence today to schedule your cedar fence installation.