It is harder to find good quality nesting plank nowadays. The good grade Meranti woods are scarce and if available they are from young trees. Woods from young trees are not durable. Their color are different from those that are old.
I prefer those that are in brownish color, not red. Most nesting planks available in the market are of Red, light red or pinkish and they are easily available in most sawmills and even hardware shops. I don’t use them. When it comes to nesting planks I never compromise. Quality & durability is priority because that is the place where the White Gold grows.
These are treated woods. Treated woods won’t have fungus problems. If you want fungus free planks in your Bh for many years to come these are the woods you should use. Look at the surface they are all sand downed. There are no wood eyes.
Workers unloading the high grade Meranti planks for a Bh. It comes in different length. I have been waiting for them for quite a while. Bear in mind “Good Planks are not easily available”. If you could find them everywhere chances are……they are from the low grade categories
Don’t think that Nesting Planks is not important. Know your Planks, because that is the place where the White Gold grows.
Good Swiftlet farming All!