University of Maryland Extension

Perimeter Fencing

A variety of fencing and gate types are installed at the farm so that visitors may see how different materials can be used in a real-life setting. For fencing, all posts are 6 inch pressure-treated pine posts in 8 foot sections. Five different types of perimeter fencing were installed in December 2007:

4-rail plastic-coated pressure treated wood board


Estimated cost/linear ft installed was $15, and it should last at least 15 years as per manufactures estimate.

4-rail rough cut oak board


Estimated cost/linear ft installed was $8.00, and it should last 15 years.

4-rail pressure treated pine board

Estimated cost/linear ft installed was $8, and it should last 30 years.

4-rail vinyl with 3 high tensile wires

Estimated cost/linear ft installed was $12.50, and it should last at least 30 years as per manufactures estimate.

1-rail pressure treated pine board with 2”x4” non-climb mesh


Estimated cost/linear ft installed was $8.50, and it should last 30 years.

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