25 November 2019

Salt Resistant Fencing

Several different types of landscape fencing have been tried out at False Bluff.  When we originally started improving our farm we tried using galvanized barbed wire.  It turned into dust in less than 2 years along the Caribbean beach side due to the salt spray.  We then tried using old fishing nets.  They are fairly plentiful and cheap.  They could be cut up and installed easily and withstood a lot of UV damage.  Unfortunately they were still nets and one day a large bird got hung up and had to be cut out before it could be set free.  We decided to try and find something better.  Our caretaker was able to locate some aluminum scrap cable from a recycling center and we have been installing it as fencing for a couple of years now.  It holds up great in the salt air and its now being installed along South False Bluff.