Safety of Pressure Treated Wood - Knowledgebase Question

Eagle River, AK
Question by amerson
May 15, 1999
I want to build raised beds for my garden. Should I use pressure-treated wood?


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Answer from NGA
May 15, 1999

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or cement blocks. But if you want wood, look for a local, renewable wood. In the northeast, hemlock is an example; in the northwest, it would be Douglas fir. Without any treatment the beds should last five to seven years.
or cement blocks. But if you want wood, look for a local, renewable wood. In the northeast, hemlock is an example; in the northwest, it would be Douglas fir. Without any treatment the beds should last five to seven years.

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