Living fence posts

Title Info
Common name Gumbo limbo tree
Scientific name Bursera simaruba
Taxonomic group Burseraceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Human impacts Pasture
Economic botany Industrial products
Date 1985
Location Costa Rica,North America

Living fence posts, Costa Rica. Rapidly rooting species such as this are frequently planted as live fence stakes in the tropics. These multi-purpose trees not only provide a durable, decay-resistant place to attach fence wire, but their branches may also be used as windbreaks, animal food, and firewood.