Best Wood for Fences

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Wood for Fences

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

The seven best woods for fence posts in order of their durability are: Osage orange, locust, red cedar, mulberry, catalpa, white cedar, and chestnut. Other good woods are walnut, oak, and black ash.

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1920 Old Farmer's Almanac

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