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Treated Wood for Vegetable Beds

If you take advice from  Rodale’s Organic Life, you won’t use any sort of treated lumber for your garden beds.

On the other hand, Gateway Greening uses a type of treated pine call Lifewood in all their gardens. Here is a great article on their decision.
They get their lumber from Fehlig Lumber.

Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a type of treated lumber that is not allowed for residential use since Dec. 31, 2003.

There are many other choices that the industry uses. Here are some articles about these choices and their possible health issues.

Wood Prices- 2″ x 12″ x 8′ three pieces

$27- Prime Kiln-Dried Southern Yellow Pine

$45 – Cedar-Tone Pressure-Treated Lumber –

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This Old House Video – Cedar

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20263013,00.html

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Pine – 4 x 4 Raised Bed

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