[NAFEX] Treated wood stakes...
atbianca at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 20 19:58:08 EDT 2010
Thanks for the information. The article, though disturbing, is very informative and definitely helps me make a decision. I'll return the two I recently bought and search local lumberyards here in arizona.
--- On Sat, 3/20/10, Melissa Kacalanos <mijwiz at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Melissa Kacalanos <mijwiz at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Treated wood stakes...
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 3:13 PM
Treated lumber is treated with very toxic chemicals. The older type was treated with stuff that isn't allowed now, so the new kind is supposedly safer, but they'll probably declare the new kind unsafe at some point too, We decided to use black locust wood instead for our fence and stakes and stuff, as it's naturally rot-resistant. There's a lumberyard here in central NY that has very reasonable prices on it, but it took a lot of calling around to various lumberyards to find it.
I googled pressure treated lumber chemicals and found this article:
I'm sure there's a lot more info out there too.
--- On Sat, 3/20/10, anne bianca <atbianca at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: anne bianca <atbianca at yahoo.com>
Subject: [NAFEX] Treated wood stakes...
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 4:54 PM
I am just wondering whether the treated poles used for staking trees is a bad idea to use for fruit trees? I have bought them from Lowes and Home Depot. I am not sure exactly what they are treated with or why, but I have used them up until now with flowering trees and am now thinking twice before I plant my little orchard.
Does anyone have information or opinions on the use of these "treated" poles?
Thanks in advance for any information...
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