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Is white ash a good wood on which to mount an orchid?

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    Is white ash a good wood on which to mount? How about cherry? Thanks!

    I found a person online that sells fairly large slabs of wood very inexpensively. I ordered two and they are beautiful! I wanted to make sure that they were ok before I went ahead and mounted some plants on them.

    Thanks.

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    I can´t see any problem as such, more or less any hardwood could be used.

    But there are some that is not soo good. For examle aspen has a tendency to be attacked by mold very fast under moist condition.
    To be on the safe side, expose a piece of the wood to your condition for a week or two. If you don´t get any problems with mold during that time is should be OK.

    The long term degradation of wood is another issue. There I have no clue how ash keeps up with more noble exotic hardwood.

    /M

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