Our green treated posts are derived from white pine and are treated with the same ACQ2 treatment as that of yellow pine. Such treatment is intended to maintain the condition and give the posts a longer lifespan.
White pine is straighter than yellow pine tends to be, however it will develop some light twisting due to its reaction to the pressure treatment. White pine is more expensive than yellow pine and retains its shape by being less likely to twist or bow. As time passes, white pine has a tendency to develop vertical cracks, which are referred to as checks. Although these checks appear to threaten the integrity of the post, they are not any weaker than before being installed.
Although there are several pros that outweigh the cons to green treated posts, there are still a few unfavorable characteristics. If you are wanting to stain or seal these posts, they will not retain whichever finish you attempt to apply. The posts will have a green tint to them for the duration of their lifespan.
In review, here are the benefits of green treated posts:
- Treatment declines effects from adverse weather conditions
- Protected from potential insect damage
- Decay resistant
- Can be buried in the ground
For a closer look at American Fence Company’s green treated posts and all other fine materials, visit our website at American Fence Company of Lincoln today!