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Can You Use Treated Wood for Gardening?

Posted 15 September 2022 6:22 PM by ProWood

Whether or not to use treated lumber to build your garden bed/planter is a controversial topic. Overall, it depends on the type of chemical used to treat the lumber. Many manufacturers use a ACQ or CCA solution, which contains arsenic (ACQ did until 2003, but now contains a high level of copper instead). This can be toxic if ingested and is not recommended to use to grow food. However, ProWood lumber is SCS-certified and uses an environmentally-friendly treatment of MCA (micronized copper azole)...

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Is Pressure Treated Wood Safe for Indoor Use?

Posted 15 March 2010 12:30 PM by ProWood Staff

We get this question a lot. The simple answer is yes, pressure-treated lumber can be used in any interior application except cutting boards and countertops. Some have also asked, after they’ve found pressure-treated lumber installed inside their homes, if there is any danger in having it indoors. The answer is no. There is no danger of either leaching or off-gassing.  But these answers beg another question: Why would you use treated lumber indoors? The reason lumber is treated is...

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