[Strawbale] Re: [SPAM] GSBN:Fern Bales

Andrew Webb design at thegreenwebb...
Sat Jul 29 10:35:11 CEST 2006

I think ferns might have a similar result to sugar cane bales which have 
been used around here (Queensland, Australia).  The difference is that 
the bale is made of leaf rather than stalks and consequently it does not 
give as good a key for the render as compared to straw bales laid flat, 
so I've been told.  I suspect it also doesn't trap air as well so would 
have a lower R value.  Cane bales are usually used for lower-quality 
constructions like farm sheds, and only because they are cheap.  
However, if they have an abundance of ferns there's no harm in 


Rikki Nitzkin wrote:
> Has anyone ever built with Fern Bales
>   before? [...] 

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