The Time to Consider Chestnut Fencing Is Now

Have you ever thought about how beautiful a chestnut fence would look on your property? If you’ve been out to the countryside, you’re bound to see a chestnut fence out there somewhere. It’s the kind of wood that’s easy to put up in a pinch, and holds up well when tested by Mother Nature and animals alike. Why you should choose a chestnut fence, beyond the fact that it looks good and does an admirable job, might still not be so obvious yet.

Chestnut Fencing

Partner with Nature

If you’re the sort of consumer who wants to help the environment, well, then a chestnut fence is one way you can at least not do any harm to the environment. A chestnut fence is a renewable resource, generally made from coppiced areas dedicated to a long term sustainable chestnut population. As it is a natural product, you have the pleasure of only using what comes from the earth to mark off your territory or keep animals from venturing beyond the property line. It also helps keep the soil well-tended and healthy, working by its very presence to stave off erosion.

It Looks Good

Now think about the look of chestnut fencing. Steel and iron give off the feeling of a fortress. Wire fences look a bit tacky. A chestnut fence, though, looks as if it belongs wherever it is seen by passers-by. It looks good and it feels good, in both green spaces and in the midst of an urban jungle. Who wouldn’t like to visit a public park after a stressful day, and run their hands along a durable chestnut fence? It’s a bit rough, but it’s not gaudy. It reassures without trying.

It’s Easy to Maintain

Then there is the maintenance to consider. If you install a fence of wire or synthetic materials, you’re probably going to have to pay a lot of money to fix any sections that give way. Chestnut fences are easier to replace, and easier to maintain over the long term. Their durability makes them well suited to high traffic areas, and calm gardens. You can more or less rest assured that a chestnut fence there today will be there – albeit with replaced or repaired sections – a decade from now.

Help Sustain a Local Resource

Getting back to the local angle, think about the fact that a chestnut fence in the UK was, in all likelihood, grown and cut in the UK By buying and installing a chestnut fence, you’re helping to create and sustain a number of local jobs. The environmental benefits also stay local, whether the fencing is installed along a boat wash to prevent erosion, or along beaches to help sand dunes. You’re also not causing the loss of any extra forest land, as evidence by the coppices.

If you’re looking to install fencing, and haven’t yet considered chestnut as an option, you might want to start doing so. You’ll be helping the environment and making a long-term investment in your property, as well as in whoever it is ends up supplying you with their chestnut. Then there is the fact that it just looks so good!

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