Walnut fence post 5 year field report
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5 years ago we put up a
barbed wire fence on a limited budget.
One of the corners we cut was
using several walnut posts because we ran out of cedar and spent most
of the budget on 2 rolls of barbed wire and a new chain for the
Fast forward to today when I
spent the afternoon taking part of that fence out and you can see why
walnut is a poor choice to use as a fence post. It's still a solid
piece of wood above ground, but each one I tried to remove ended up
breaking off at the base. If I had to guess I'd say a walnut post can
be expected to fail somewhere between 3 and 5 years, maybe more in a