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This is a discussion on Is white ash a good wood on which to mount an orchid? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Is white ash a good wood on which to mount? How about cherry? Thanks! I ...
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.
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.