Some observations on causes of failure of preservative treated natural round transmission poles in Nigeria
M A Odeyinde
Treated natural round transmission poles in Nigeria have been discovered to be attacked underground as early as two years after planting. Termites and rot fungi attack the inner tissues and leave a pattern characteristic for the species of the pole. Tectona grandis, Nauclea diderrichii and Wide Pore pine, the major species for transmission poles in Nigeria show these attacks. A form of termite shield to protect the butt end surface of the pole is advocated.