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Old 11-20-2020, 12:28 AM
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has heard of non-decaying fern boards? Is this a real thing? I have not heard of them before, but someone is suggesting I use one. If this is real, what is your experience with them? Also, does anyone know any good sources of them?

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Everything from natural sources decays.
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Everything from natural sources decays.
That is one possible answer just like you could say no bullet proof vest will be 100% bullet proof, no boat will be able to hold unlimited weight and no airplane can fly indefinitely.

Airplanes can still fly however, bullet proof vests do work, boats float and xaxim for all intense and purposes does not rot - because by the time it does rot the person who bought it will not even be alive anymore.

So yes everything from natural sources decays including people... that is one way to answer the question.

Xaxim from what I have heard takes 50 years before it decays so my answer would be yes it is real. I only know what I have read and seen as it is pricey but it seems to last at least 20 years before there are signs of degradation.

I would say if you let cork dry periodically without it staying wet it will last a few decades too.

I have seen furniture that is 500 years old. I think museums have books that are older.

So yes it will eventually rot but it should be more robust than cork.
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All the tree fern mounts I've seen decay in 10 years or so.
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The absolutely “non-decaying” versions are synthetic. The original is Epiweb out of Sweden, and there used to be a US-sourced equivalent called EcoWeb.

They are nothing more than nonwoven polyester pads manufactured for floor scrubbing, remarketed to horticulture.
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Pond filter material works best IMO. Only, only because it is easier to cut and bend. That other material is Hard and STRONG. I needed a sawzall to cut it and that is too much for me

Kiln dried wood last a very long time as stated above
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