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Home and Garden Use of Treated Wood

Selecting the correct type of treated wood can reduce risks to people and the environment. Some preservatives can leach into soil or water and be taken up by plants. Touching treated wood may also leave residues on the skin. Consider that some treated wood may protect against both mold and insects, and some may only protect against molds.

Consider these tips when using treated wood in the garden or home:

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For assistance identifying the risks of any type of treated wood, contact NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at npic@ace.orst.edu.

Last updated November 07, 2017

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