David and All:
I remember someone burying 5 foot pieces of telephone poles, cross-wise,
perhaps 3-5 feet deep at the end of a row. Most of the trellises I built in
Biglerville PA survived.
I did have a Geneva Double-Curtin grape trellis fail when, after a big wind
storm flipped up one side of the Double-Curtin grape trellis, the terrific
imbalance caused the posts to snap off.
Come on where are all of the experts like Jon Clements or others who are the
experts. I thought that one (or by now several) states had Extension Bulletins
on this subject.
Be well, George
> On Mar 31, 2017, at 2:04 PM, David Kollas <kol...@frontier.com> wrote:
> Kurt and Mo:
> Thank you for your comments.
> If pull-out is the reason for discarding the Duckbill anchoring
> method, I wonder if a larger model would
> overcome that. The largest Duckbill model is about 12 inches long. A second
> line of “duckbills”, also by Foresight
> Products, is called Manta Ray, and is made for increased resistance,
> installed with hydraulic jackhammer. There
> are also options for stoney soils (ductile iron, hot-dipped in zinc, rather
> than the standard aluminum). However,
> searches of company websites, and telephone contacts, have been short on
> pertinent,applicable value in my recent
> The thought of trying to put auger-type anchors in my stony land
> does not appeal to me, and driving
> posts has never attracted me either. Channel iron does seem worth trying,
> but I am hoping to find something
> I could get really excited about.
> Kollas Orchard, CT
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