In ground contact field trial results of preservative treated incised and unincised spruce
E D Suttie
Field trials of treated spruce stakes have been demonstrated that incising the stake before treatment improves the preservative uptake both for CCA and creosote. This results in a substantially extended service life for the incised stakes over the unincised stakes for preservative concentrations at commercial levels. After 24 years in ground contact the majority of incised spruce samples are sound and have provided data which indicates that the stakes treated with CCA or creosote to commercial standards could last for more than 41 years.
Keywords: INCISING; PICEA; CREOSOTE; CCA; GROUND CONTACT; FIELD TESTS; STAKES