[Market-farming] wood for posts - Coppicing?

maury sheets maurysheets at verizon.net
Thu Nov 15 17:00:59 EST 2007


I have hauled trucks loads of pressure treating compound to lumber yards
that do the pressure treating.  The product is Sodium Bichromate which is
purple and it is also a poison.

Maury Sheets


 Woodland Produce                     

 Sustainably producing greens and herbs in the Northeast.





-----Original Message-----
From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Allan
Balliett
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 12:47 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] wood for posts - Coppicing?

>Many of the folks I work with who want to be compliant with the organic
>standards don't want to even approach the issue. They'd rather use
something
>that isn't treated at all so that they don't ever have to deal with it. You
>put a post in for 15-20 years, you don't want rule changes to cause
trouble.

It's nice to be safe, sure, but it's also nice to not neurotically 
waste time and the money that time represents if the EPA has actually 
fixed this problem. Moreover, many of the traditionally rot resistant 
woods are no longer rot resistant in today's environment. Locust, for 
example. (due to a relatively fungal invader that is almost 
universal, at least it is around here.)

Thanks -Allan
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