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  • Subject: RE: [cg] EPA PHASE OUT CCA WOOD
  • From: <hilary@kitasei.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 07:45:32 -0800
  • Importance: Normal

May I suggest an alternative to pressure treated wood: black locust. Though
hard to find commercially, gardeners in the northeast will find cheap
sources from farmers and nature preserves where locust is removed as an
invasive species. Locust is harder than cedar -- posts will last 30 years in
the ground without being set in cement. That's why locust is the wood used
for docks and sculpture. (Your DEC and co-op extension people may be helpful
in finding sources.)

Hilary of Endor in the Bronx

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