Re: [gardeners] Question about pressure treated wood

Carol J. Bova (
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 23:32:52 -0800

Any danger of encouraging subterranean termites in warmer regions using 
lumber to make raised beds?  I have several 10 ft pieces of painted 4 x 4's 
apparently left over from building the carport. I was thinking of using 
them to make raised beds, and the nearest garden beds will be about 10 ft 
from my husband's studio... which has a lot of wood components.
         In sunny again for the moment Sunland, CA

><snp>In the meantime - last year, I decided to do a test, using one bed of CCA
>lumber, one of untreated lumber, and one of untreated-but-painted lumber.
>So far, they're all holding up.