Both electricity and telecommunications rely on the lines that run between the various services areas. Utility poles have become the most cost-efficient, durable means of erecting these lines. With basically millions of poles all over the country the supply has to be consistent and the quality kept to a high standard throughout. There isn’t only one utility pole supplier of choice. Shop around to find one that suits your requirements.
It shouldn’t be thought for a second that these poles are simply trees that have been cut down to size and supplied to the unsuspecting customers. The process resulting in the durable, hardy, useful finish product is an intense one.
Firstly a good quality timber has to be identified for use in a particular application. Once the wood has been harvested, it is processed to the correct size and diameter. Treatment of the wood varies according to the application. Treated wood is always best for outdoor use as it preserves the wood and gives it the durable, long-lasting characteristic that is required to withstand the weather and the elements. Depending on the quantities required, your supplier needs to provide you with a regular, reliable delivery that won’t keep your business standing still while waiting for them.
Wood is so much more than just the trees you see growing in forests around you. The most important part of harvesting wood for commercial use is to ensure that whatever is cut down is replaced so that supply isn’t depleted. It is not good practice to cut down forests for your own gain without replenishing what you have taken. If everybody did that there would eventually be nothing left to harvest and the economy would see a downward spiral.
Take care of what is provided and it will take care of you.