Posted 4/4/2022 by The ProWood Team
How is ProWood Prioritizing Sustainability?
Many of us are diving into the first outdoor project of the season. And with Earth Day approaching this month, we all should take some time to understand the products that are a part of our daily lives and how they impact the world around us.
Sustainability is important to us, and we know it’s important to you too.
ProWood is SCS certified; our MCA (micronized copper azole) treated lumber has received Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) status and NGBS Green Certification. What does this mean for you? When it comes to your outdoor projects, your lumber needs to be safe for your pets, children, and the earth below you. And while you get your garden beds set up, ProWood eases the concern for groundwater contamination because our MCA solution is safe for your flowers, vegetables, and drinking water.
How Does ProWood Benefit Me Long-Term?
ProWood is more resistant to decay and terminates than other leading brands, and our MCA solution makes color-treated lumber richer in pigment. This means our wood-preservation process not only supports the environment, but makes our lumber look good while doing it.
Project Plan for Spring
For many of you, outdoor projects include getting your garden prepared for the season. And one way to practice sustainability is by building a raised garden bed (check out this project plan!) with ProWood treated lumber. Benefits include:
- They advance the planting season since raised beds warm more quickly in the spring.
- They allow you to tailor the soil to your specific needs.
- They reduce weeds when used with landscape fabric as a bottom lining.
- Roots have an easier time growing because the soil does not get compacted by foot traffic.v
- They tend to drain better.
Have another outdoor project to build? Check out our list of project plans to download for free. Share your projects on Facebook or Instagram and tag us; we would love to see them!