Posts Tagged ‘ACQ’

Raised Bed – Materials

Q: Someone recently told me I should not plant vegetables in a raised garden made with landscape timbers. Are there any non-treated landscape timbers available? A: There is no reason to use presently available pressure treated lumber in your garden...


Vegetable Garden – Treated Lumber

Q: My husband recently built me a vegetable garden planter out of pressure treated lumber. A friend said that it emits poisonous chemicals. Is this true? A: Lumber was formerly treated with chromated copper arsonate (CCA) and health concerns were...


Treated Wood – Safety of ACQ

Q: My wife and I were advised to use ACQ treated timbers when considering cedar alternatives for raised vegetable gardens. I would have thought cedar a good choice, but was told that it would deteriorate within a year given direct...