[Market-farming] Pressure treated Poles
ecgranat at ouray.cudenver.edu
Sat Jan 17 00:27:07 EST 2004
Allan: If you're into recycling, there is the non-wood "wood" that's made
from re-cycled plastic bottles. I think this stuff lasts forever as fence
posts, but don't know how it measures up against the organic standards--
it's not treated.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan Balliett" <igg at igg.com>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 2:03 PM
Subject: [Market-farming] Pressure treated Poles
> I've always been the first to send newbies searching for locust posts
> for food garden construction. Getting locust right now isn't easy for
> me and I seem to hear more and more people talking about using
> pressure treated wood in their organic gardening situation.
> I am not organically certified and have not searched the regs to see
> how pressure treated wood is handled. I certainly want to meet or
> excede those rules.
> What I need to do right now is to build a post and beam storage shed
> and I need to put in about 30 ft of fencing (6posts)
> I guess my first question is: did that 'safe' pressure treated wood
> ever become available?
> I don't want to error on the side of neurosis, that's why I'm putting
> this question before the group.
> If there is no 'safe' pressure treated avail. yet, what steps do I
> need to take to be able to buy my posts from Lowes?
> Thanks -Allan
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