We are putting a new wooden fence around our yard. We would like to run it quite close to an existing mature tree, but putting a post too close to the tree will seriously jeopardize its health. Our landscaper says he will put the posts no more than 6 feet apart due to wind in our area.
I am wondering if there is a technique using metal or steel posts instead of 4x4 wood that would let us get a 12-15 foot segment with metal posts on either side and maybe metal header, footer too. Is such a thing possible and would it likely work?