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Title: Preservatives extend service life of ohia and robusta posts

Author: Skolmen, Roger G.

Date: 1968

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-171. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 2 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-171

Description: Posts of ohia and robusta, pressure- treated with two preservatives--chromated copper arsenate and pentachlorophenol, are being tested for durability at the Makiki Exposure Site, Honolulu, Hawaii. All treated posts are still sound after 5 years. Untreated ohia posts averaged 4 years of service life before failing; untreated robusta posts averaged 4 ½ years.

Keywords: fence posts, pressure processes, wood preserving, lumber preservation, posts, Eucalyptus robusta, Metrosideros collina, Hawaii

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Skolmen, Roger G.  1968.  Preservatives extend service life of ohia and robusta posts.   Res. Note PSW-RN-171. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 2 p.

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