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Poplar Bark Window Boxes
Aluminum framed Window Boxes with a Rustic touch of nature
Rediscovered ....sustainable Window Boxes made from Poplar Bark...known to last a lifetime.
Absolutely no maintenance!!!
Galvanized Steel or Real 16 oz Copper Liners
Custom made to fit perfectly in your window box
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Copper colored Galvanized Steel Antique Bronze Galvanized Steel Silver powder Coated Galvanized Steel
Wood rots... is high maintenance, and just does not last in a window box configuration.
HOWEVER, Poplar bark over a powder coated aluminum frame will last a lifetime.
We solved the drainage and rust problem by using an aluminum framework further protected by a durable powder coat finish.
The wood we chose to cover the frame is Yellow Poplar, also called Tulip Poplar, a member of the Magnolia family.
This Bark it can be found on distinctive luxury homes across the U.S.
Bark has been used by the Indians to make long houses, early settlers and used in Western North Carolina since the late 1800's as a siding.
Henry Bacon, the Architect who designed the Lincoln Monument in Washington D.C. was the first to use Chestnut Bark in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. These shingles are still intact 100 years later. After the Chestnut Tree blight occurred in the 1940's, the best alternative rediscovered in the 1990's is the bark from a Yellow Poplar Tree. It is only harvested in the spring and dried flat in a kiln to obtain a 6% or less water content. The bark acts like a cork to wick water away from the back wood layer. The drying process destroys all fungi, insects, eggs and larvae without the use of chemicals.
Why are there no bugs? Kiln drying kills any bugs who are looking for nutrients found in the cambium or inner bark and sap wood. This inner layer is dead when peeled from the tree and kiln dried.
The initial cost, is offset by the long term economic benefit which greatly outweigh the short term price difference in using higher maintenance alternatives.
Back mounting bar allows for easy installation.
The bottom is open to allow for airflow and drainage.
Pots or liners will sit flat on the bottom
Top and bottom aluminum frame available in 4 colors. New!!! Flower boxes with all four sides covered with bark for setting on porches. Call for quote too new to add to price list.
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PO Box 41
Pineola NC 28662