to using pine products are numerous. The pine posts
that Ontario Pine Forest Products Ltd. produces are
a result of plantation management without damage tosensitive
wetlands where most cedars grow. These logs are mechanically
peeled into posts, then sorted, graded, end-trimmed,
put into size lifts and finally, left to dry. After
they have dried down to a low moisture content, they
are C.C.A. pressure treated. Pressure treated pine
posts will significantly outlast cedar ones by many
years, thus further preserving our wetlands.
treating, a new process is used whereby the posts
undergo an accelerated fixation in a conditioning
chamber to ensure that they are environmentally friendly.
These posts, when properly treated, will then last
in excess of 30 years. Ontario's red and jack pine
and tamarack have a shear strength approximately one
third (1/3) greater than Ontario cedar. Where one
would normally use a 6" small end diameter cedar
post, one could use a 4" small end diameter pine
post, resulting in approximately the same shear strength.
Pine Forest Products Ltd. stock and sell pressure
treated round pine posts in sizes ranging from tree
stakes (1.5-2.9") to 7" in diameter on the
small end, and in lengths ranging from 8' to 12' (2'
increments with limited numbers of 9' and 11'). As
well, special order lengths and diameters can be cut