Lodgepole Pine is the primary species of wood we choose to stock for our agricultural poles. The Lodgepole Pine tree is known for its long, slender trunk and high, thin crown. It is popular in vineyard and fence applications due to its ability to flex with heavy loads without breaking.

Lodgepole Pine logs are run through a machine that peels off the bark and cambium layer of the pole. This leaves the sapwood layer, which retains the chemicals during the treatment process.

Since alot of our poles are put into agricultural applications, we treat most of our stock with CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate) to a .40 pcf (per cubic foot) retention for ground contact use. For residential applications, ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary) is the recommended treatment because it provides the same level of performance as CCA pressure treated wood without the use of arsenic and chromium.

We frequently fill special orders where we treat our Lodgepole Pine poles with Penta (Pentachlorophenol). The cost is higher than that of CCA, but we see these going into farms and ranches for fencing applications. We often hear ranchers say their horses will not chew on it. This is very likely a reaction to the P9 oil solvent used during the treating process of Penta.
Our Peeled Poles are created from Lodgepole Pine logs that get run through a machine that peels off the bark, the cambium layer, and leaves the sapwood layer on the outside of the pole. The pole keeps much of the natural taper of the tree and it is going to appear rougher than the doweled poles. For example, when you buy a 5-6"x 10' Peeled Pole the tip will measure no less than 5" in diameter and no more than 6" in diameter at the butt of the pole. Common sizes that we stock:

   size
pcs/unit
   size
pcs/unit
   size
pcs/unit
100
50
30-35
3-4"x 9’
100
50
30-35
3-4"x 10’
100
50
30-35
70-75
50
30
70-75
50
30
70-75
6-7"x 7’
30-35
30
70-75
30-35
7-8"x 12’
30
70-75
click on the sizes that are underlined to see stock photo
Doweled Poles are different from the Peeled Poles in that they are uniform in diameter from tip to butt and so it has a nicer appearance. Much of the sapwood remains on the outside of the pole so that a good treatment can be applied for ground contact usage. This is why we speak to the superior performance of Lodgepole Pine poles in comparison to the Peeler Core. Common sizes that we stock:

   size
pcs/unit
   size
pcs/unit
   size
pcs/unit
188
77-94
46
jump rails
77-94
46
jump rails
68
46
105
68
33
4"x 10’
105
68
7"x 10’
33
105
68
33
77-94
46
click on the sizes that are underlined to see stock photo
 
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