Forum Title: 120 Yr Old Ground Contact Redwood?
I find it hard to believe too. But there is proof. The place I take my dog to run off leash is the local rural cemetery where most were buried in the late 1800's. Back then it was popular to border the family plot. Most were done in stone or concrete, but some were done in redwood. This area was being populated around 120 yrs ago as the one head stone shows. Imagine the end grain wicking moisture that long and still survive. Amazing to a guy like me. I never would have thought that unprotected natural wood in contact with the ground could make it this long. I have this notion that we should be striving to build things that stand a chance to last as long as it took the tree to grow. Pie in the sky notion most of the time but that is part of what makes me tick. These trees were probably around 800 to 1000 yrs old when harvested. So they only have another 700 yrs to go and fulfill my vision. What do you guys think about this life sycle of lumber in our work?
Category: General Contractor Post By: CARRIE LAWSON (Sanford, FL), 03/02/2018

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