Image Number: 5169087

Fencing stakes, mid-Wales. These had been pressure treated with "Tanalith C"hence the colour. They had come from low/no value Sitka spruce(Picea sitchensis)thinnings and tops, gaining added value. Sitka spruce grows rapidly in the Welsh climate but the timber is not at all durable outside. Correct pressure treatment may give these stakes a service life of over 20 years.
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United Kingdom


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Coniferophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Picea
Subject: Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Image last updated:
Thursday, February 15, 2007