Author Topic: Cedar or redwood lime container possible?  (Read 605 times)

Davis White

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Cedar or redwood lime container possible?
« on: January 23, 2022, 08:40:16 PM »
Hi. My Bearss lime has outgrown its container (22" in diameter) and I need a larger one. It would be convenient to build one out of cedar DYI, add soil, and replant the tree.

However, cedar and redwood leach a lot of tannic acid and possibly other stuff. Would that be a concern?

Lining the inside with fiberglass would not be cost effective....

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Re: Cedar or redwood lime container possible?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 09:18:41 PM »
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Re: Cedar or redwood lime container possible?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 12:12:03 PM »
 Many trees have been planted and grow in cedar and redwood containers and they do well.  I don't see any problems using either wood.

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Re: Cedar or redwood lime container possible?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2022, 02:20:36 PM »
I just built a planter out of cedar and redwood, although I am still putting the pot inside the container so my use is different than yours.

Since the wood is only on the outside and not a significant portion of your potting mix, I don't see leaching being a big issue.

 

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