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Ipe ain't cheap—also called Brazilian Walnut, the stuff has to be shipped in from Central or South America—while chemically-treated Southern Yellow Pine was easily available and relatively affordable. Because boards made from Southern Yellow Pine needed to be replaced every ten years, bringing with it high maintenance costs.Pricey but hard-wearing Ipe was reckoned to last for 25 years.And in a place with four seasons, the wood is subjected to brutally humid summers and freezing cold winters.So what did people make boardwalks out of, in the days before pressure-treated lumber?In the late 1800s Atlantic City put up the first large-scale public boardwalk in the United States.For material they used Atlantic White Cedar, conveniently harvested from New Jersey's nearby forests.Most of all, we are proud of our dedicated team, who has both the creativity and understanding of our clients' needs.Our writers always follow your instructions and bring fresh ideas to the table, which remains a huge part of success in writing an essay.

The stuff was also pricey because it had to be shipped in from the Pacific Northwest, but it was easier to get than Atlantic White Cedar; and being a rainforest wood, it dealt well with moisture.

What we do know for sure is that Coney Island's boardwalk, officially called the Riegelmann Boardwalk, was the first to switch over to a tropical rainforest wood.

In the 1960s they began using Ipe, and Atlantic City followed suit.

Just yesterday there was another rally in Brooklyn protesting the plan."If you think we're happy that wood is being replaced by material we find less appealing, that is certainly not the case....

It's called a Boardwalk, and if you use other material, it loses its identity.