[Market-farming] Fence posts

Mike Emers rosie-ck at mosquitonet.com
Fri Nov 4 00:30:35 EST 2005


We've been using spruce poles for our fence posts that we treat with
cuprinol.  Can anyone tell me the bad news about that (the cuprinol that
is).

Mike Emers
Rosie Creek Farm
Ester, Alaska

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Little
Joe
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 5:40 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Fence posts

The truth is starting to come out about treated wood.
The stuff was treated with arsenic & chromium when it
first came out & they advertized it as being
completely safe. Now some of the treated wood web
sites brag about using a product called ACQ to treat
their wood...........

I think I would go with metal fence posts.

Hope this helps a little..
Joe 

--- road's end farm <organic101 at linkny.com> wrote:

> >
> >> Are there now fence posts avaialable at places
> like LOWES that are
> >> safe to use in organic gardens? Are these post
> approved for use on
> >> certified farms?
> >
> 
> Check with your certifier before using any treated
> post, even if 
> somebody else tells you it's OK.
> 
> If you're not certified or considering
> certification, but just want to 
> know whether there's an acceptable product, ask any
> organic certifying 
> agency active in your area; they should be able to
> tell you.
> 
> Or, use untreated rot-resistant wood (locust is the
> best around here); 
> or maybe metal or even plastic posts, depending on
> the use.
> 
> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale>
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