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Old 11-08-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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My place in La Grange is LOADED with cedar trees and I was going to put them to good use as fence posts. My neighbor was telling me that I cannot use them because theyíre the wrong type and will rot within 5 yrs. Iím not a tree person but, did he not let them dry enough and they became worthless or is he correct?
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:39 PM   #2
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The cedar in my area makes horrible fence post. Not enough heart in them

He may be right
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:44 PM   #3
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He's right. It will probably last longer than 5 years but not near as long as mountain cedar.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:44 PM   #4
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The cedar in my area makes horrible fence post. Not enough heart in them

He may be right
Thatís depressing, I have a lot of new fence to put up and wanted to save some money. I guess Iíll just bulldoze them over in January.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:21 PM   #5
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try and find a sawmill around la grange , they might give you something for the logs to make ceder boards
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:25 PM   #6
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luedeker custom sawmill
New Ulm,tx
979-357-2653
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:29 PM   #7
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luedeker custom sawmill
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Thanks, Iíll give them a call. I have a lot that are 18Ē+ in diameter.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:13 PM   #8
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last time i checked if they are straight you can get 4-5$ each for those larger ones
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:15 PM   #9
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I did it with a green one years ago in Leon co
Rotted quickly.
Got any mesquite?
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:05 PM   #10
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best go buy some
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:34 PM   #11
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I did it with a green one years ago in Leon co
Rotted quickly.
Got any mesquite?
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Very little mesquite on our place.
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:32 PM   #12
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He's right. It will probably last longer than 5 years but not near as long as mountain cedar.
I think for post it needs to be mountain cedar

Juniperus ashei

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Mountain Cedar
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:49 PM   #13
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I’ve had some from that area last a vey long time. Cut them in January or February when the sap is down. Look for the red heart. If it’s got a big one use it. If it doesn’t pitch it in the burn pile.
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