Mechanical Property Tests are Provided by The Forest Products Laboratory. Their findings are as follows: In every category except one, Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar is found to be superior in strength and longevity when compared to Western Red Cedar, and Northern White Cedar.
Modulus of rupture
Numbers are calculated in pounds per square inch
The tree is a member of the Cypress family, and all material we saw is from the heart of the log, known as a cant .This is where the tightest grain & strongest part of the tree is located. Just another reason why this durable, and long lasting lumber is a benefit when used in outdoor projects.
Rot Resistance: Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar is regarded as excellent in resistance to both decay and insect attack. Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar is frequently used for fence posts when used in direct ground contact. No pre-treating needed