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Creasote Poisoning: RAILROAD TIES

Meum71 wrote:
> In a message dated 98-01-23 00:58:50 EST, you write:
> << my experience, the plants in the beds bordered with railroad ties grew
>  very poorly.  Plants in redwood bordered beds right next to the railroad
>  ties thrived.  I'll never use railroad ties (the true ones that are
>  preserved with creosote) again.
>   >>
>  yes creosale leeks from the ties and can poisen plants around them-- I had
> some Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum' next to a treat telophone pole ans
> some of the plants reverted back to green because of the poisening and this
> plant is a pain!!!!!!!! to say it kindly!!!!
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
I have a book that is a professional reference for commercial growers.
In it, it states that one creasote treated board in a greenhouse can
deform foliage throughout the entire range.
It the fumes.
It's a REAL disservice for home & garden centers to sell those things to
the unknowing public.
The Greenhouse Nursery
81 S. Bagley Creek Road & Hwy 101
Port Angeles, WA  98362
(360) 417-2664
Zone 8
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