THE BENEFITS OF WOOD POLES
Wood is the ideal material for utility poles and it’s the only type of pole Brown carries. In addition to being a renewable resource, it is resilient and extremely resistant to oxidation, corrosion, crumbling, and spalling. It also has low electrical conductivity. From a commercial standpoint, wood has only one shortcoming: it is biodegradable. But, with preservative treatment, wood is easily and economically protected against its biological enemies that cause it to weaken and collapse in nature: fungi and insects.
WHY SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE?
Most poles produced in North America are cut from southern yellow pine. Southern yellow pine is fast growing, plus it is the strongest softwood for its weight. Because it grows tall and straight, its shape is well suited for utility poles. It is also one of the most easily treated wood species. Brown offers a choice of wood preservative treatments to meet your specifications: PENTA, CCA AND CCA-ET®.