Performance of untreated French Guianan piling in marine exposure
B R Johnson
Round piling of seven French Guianan species, greenheart, and preservativ-treated Southern Pine were installed as fender piling in Key West, FL. After 12½ years, none of the tropical hardwoods performed as well as dual-treated Southern Pine. Of the hardwoods, kouata patou and maho noir were the most resistant to decay and marine borers.
Keywords: CCA; CREOSOTE; FLORIDA; FRENCH GUIANAN TIMBERS; GREENHEART; TROPICAL TIMBERS; LIMNORIA; MARINE TESTS; PILING; PINUS; TEREDINIDS; USA