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Re: pressure treated fence posts

  • Subject: Re: [cg] pressure treated fence posts
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 12:24:22 EDT

To be frank, ma'am, with pressure treated lumber being yanked out of kid's 
playgrounds and the fact that it has to be disposed of as toxic waste, I would 
advise your friend to find some other place to trellis her climbing plants, 
especially if she wants to eat them. 

With what we know now about PT lumber, it's really not worth the risk or 
liability to the garden in case somebody she feeds her stuff to gets ill. 

Best wishes,
Adam Honigman
 <A HREF="http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org/";>Clinton Community Garden</A>

<< Subj:     [cg] pressure treated fence posts
 Date:  7/16/03 11:38:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time
 From:  vmercer@crabtreefarms.org (Vanessa Mercer)
 Sender:    community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
 To:    community_garden@mallorn.com
 I know this has probably asked a million times, but here goes: what is the 
"official" thought on safe gardening distance from a pressure treated lumber 
fence post. The posts were sunk in year 2000 are spaced about 10 feet apart. The 
beds are not raised beds, just rows. But a gardener would like to use the 
fence for climbing plants. 
 Vanessa >>

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