What is perhaps most joyful about the continued use of wood poles, strips and other materials today is that it is a highly sustainable practice. This is the case provided that the wood sources are derived from areas where forests have deliberately been created for man’s use in the last twenty years or so and not from areas declared as heritage sites that need to be preserved and especially not from natural originations such the earth’s remaining and precious rainforests.
It remains sad, however, to observe that there are still large-scale industries out there, the producers of palm oil and rubber being prime culprits, that are exploiting these natural environments, if not, destroying them. For the time being, it is also a relief to note that most states’ domestic and business environments do not need to rely on such callous exploitation and in many areas legislation has been put into place preventing or reducing such damaging and unsustainable practices.
All across America, and in many other parts of the world, people and businesses have climbed onto the sustainable development bandwagon and are utilizing sustainably produced wood poles, strips and other materials for a variety of everyday and commercial means. Wood remains the ideal material to be utilized in most areas. It is a renewal source that is resilient and resistant to oxidation, corrosion and crumbling.
Today, most wooden poles and strips across North America are still being cut from the Southern Yellow pine. It is a fast-growing wood and is known to be the strongest form of soft wood. It is also aesthetically pleasing to the nature lover as trees are allowed to grow tall and rigid. Wood in general also has low electrical conductivity.