The Origin of our Cedar Fence Boards

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Where do our cedar fence boards come from?   So glad you asked!

Being Family Owned & Operated, Ozark Fence views the fencing industry slightly different than a corporation focused on bottom lines and profit. The story of our cedar fence posts shows the degree of our ‘quest for best’.

We understand doing business with other Family Owned & Operated companies, who share our value for quality, brings a quality-focused product and service not found in mass production.

To benefit our community at every level possible, we strive to provide highest-quality products and services to our customers, and local, family owned businesses.

For example, consider our Eastern Red Cedar fence pickets.

Twelve years ago, Ozark Fence realized our community needed a locally sourced fence picket. At that time, Canada and the Pacific Northwest were the main sources for cedar fence pickets.

Therefore, we saw an opportunity to potentially aid local businesses and community.

So, we set out to find a local provider.

After extensive research, and strict quality considerations, we found a Family Owned & Operated sawmill in Northern Arkansas.  They agreed to cut Eastern Red Cedar logs into fence pickets for us.

 (A local, male Eastern Red Cedar)

Not only were they local, they provided a better grade product with higher quality than the previously sourced fencing from Canada and the Pacific Northwest!

Not long after, the fencing picket of choice for our area became Eastern Red Cedar.

We like to think “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery!” — Charles Caleb Colton according to

For the betterment of our customers and community, Ozark Fence remains committed to providing high quality materials sourced as locally as possible.


Why Cedar?

If you ask, ‘why cedar?’ see below:

Natural oils make it*:

  • Resistant to decay
  • Resistant to insect attacks
  • Increased durability and strength without chemical treatments
  • A greener option without a need for chemicals
  • Maintained appearance – making it’s aging more graceful and aesthetic
  • Highly stable minimizing shrinkage and warping – meaning, your fence stays straight and sturdy longer than alternatives

*Source: Frederick Fence 


Also, we’d like to thank Jim Mason, contributor to for the beautiful photo of a male Eastern Red Cedar in it’s natural habitat.