Are Pressure Treated Woods Safe in Garden Beds ...

Gardeners have used pressure-treated wood for decades in raised beds and as posts, but on December 31, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the sale of lumber treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) for residential use. Concerns have focused on the leaching of arsenic from pressure-treated wood.…

Is Treated Lumber Safe for Raised Beds? The Survivalist Blog

Sep 10, 2018 · This deep penetration of the preservatives is what keeps the pressure treated wood from rotting longer than lumber treated with a topical sealant. Pressure treated lumber is used for fence posts, garden beds, decking, playground equipment, and many other structures that are either partially below ground or have significant exposure to the elements.…

Is Treated Wood Safe in the Vegetable Garden? – Laidback ...

Jun 25, 2017 · There is a long-standing controversy in the field of organic gardening: can pressure-treated wood be used as part of an organic vegetable garden? Here’s what I know: Pressured-treated wood sold in the US and Canada used to contain chromated copper arsenate (CCA). In the long term, this product released arsenic into soil, more under certain conditions than others.…

The New Treated Woods: Safe for Garden Use? Gardens Alive!

I am concerned about using pressure treated wood around my veggies because of the arsenic. But I fear attracting termites with untreated wood. Any thoughts? ---Stephen in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Is the new pressure-treated "Nature Wood" safe to use as a framing material for a raised bed vegetable garden? We would also like to know about non ...…