Reply To: Is this Oak any good?

Sven-Olof Jansson

Imagine that trunk-logs with hooks like yours, most commonly stem (sorry) from trees growing on slopes (please see photo). Lawns can of course do, but if this one doesn’t, then I think boughs might be a tenable alternative. Whichever, the wood doesn’t look like there’s any decay of significance. I suppose there are always fungal spores on all wood outdoors, but as long as the wood is not permanently moist there will be no infestation (no other explanation to why our croft is still standing).

Sven-Olof Jansson
London, UK; Boston, MA