4. Western Red Cedar fencing
As a timber-sourced fencing option, Western Red Cedar offers a similar finish to traditional timber fencing. The difference? Western Red Cedar has a rich, warm hue and is sustainably harvested from a forest carefully monitored by the British Columbia Forest Ministry.
This is carefully monitored to prevent outsiders from over-harvesting, whilst only 1% of the forest’s cedar is allowed to be used. The woodland is continuously being replenished to ensure sustainability.
Once crafted into a fence, cedar continues to be highly sustainable. It requires no chemical treatment (great for the surrounding life) and doesn’t decay easily.
5. Metal fencing
Depending on the kind of metal used, this type of fencing can be extremely eco-friendly.
For instance, steel fencing is often comprised of recyclable materials, so can be sustainably scrapped and repurposed at end of life. It’s also lightweight, easy to install, long-lasting, and doesn’t require chemical upkeep. Because of this, many would argue steel is the preferred option to using timber – after all, deforestation is a growing concern for our planet.