Creosote immersion treatments in fence-posts of Castanea sativa, Pinus nigra and Pinus halepensis

IRG/WP 3488

C De Arana Moncada

The method of soaking in creosote was applied to fenceposts of Castanea sativa, Pinus nigra and Pinus halepensis, taking into account its easy use in the field. Absorption, retention and penetration rates were recorded and analysed. Absorption rates were higher in Pinus nigra than in Pinus halepensis, and lowest in Castanea sativa. Thin fence-posts always absorbed more preservative than thick ones. Penetration rates were similar in both pines, and much higher than in Castanea sativa. Retention levels were almost the same in Pinus nigra and Castanea sativa, and lower in Pinus halepensis.


Keywords: CASTANEA SATIVA; PINUS NIGRA; PINUS HALEPENSIS; CREOSOTE; POSTS; IMMERSION; SOAKING; FENCE POSTS; ABSORPTION RATES; PENETRATION; RETENTION

Conference: 88-04-24/29 Madrid, Spain


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