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Carolega 06-15-2009 12:15 PM

border for flower beds
Unfortunatley I had to cut down a wild cherry tree due to ice damage. I'm thinking of ways to use the wood, and one way is as a border for my flower garden. I've cut smaller branches into 2" thickness and about 8 or 9" in diameter. I want to cut these in half and use as the border. I admit I'm not sure what I'm doing or if it will work, but no harm in trying. Does anyone know how I should treat this wood to keep it from rotting? I'm also curious if anyone has ever tried this and had positive results. Thanks for your help!!

Kap 06-15-2009 12:37 PM

I've done several borders with tree limbs. I've made raised beds with tree trunks and logs. I really like the look.

I don't do anything to treat the wood though. I'm a landscaper/tree trimmer, so I have an endless supply.

Maybe some sort of clear coat or deck protector like Thompson's? But it would likely have to be reapplied regularly.

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