IPE or Other Sustainably Harvested Wood For Deck
I've nixed anything pvc or even the plastic recycled lumber material for a deck and want good old fashioned wood. Even the new ACQ (which replaced CCA) doesn't thrill me. I want to go as green as I can and as I can afford. So I'm looking into truly sustainable and least maintenance decking. (Operable word there being "least" because anyone knows that no material is maintenance free).
So far I'm considering one of the IPE hardwoods (guaranteed sustainably harvested by stamp on material), mahogany, even teak, maaaaybe redwood or true heartwood red cedar - again, only sustainably harvested stuff. Some are more rot resistant than others and some are almost completely insect-damage resistant.
Any suggestions? Opinions. Anything?