RE: [gardeners] Pressure treated wood

Terry King (
Fri, 23 Feb 2001 12:59:07 -0800

Cougar population seems to be fairly normal in our neck of the woods
(meaning there have been none in the front yard lately :-D).  There have
been a lot of problem and sightings in many nearby towns though.  Enough to
get the state to modify the no hunting with hounds law passed by the voters.
Now if there are a certain number of complaints/interactions with a
particular couger, hounds may be used to hunt that particular cougar.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of George Shirley
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Pressure treated wood

Yup, the wood was rotting so had lots of humus around them and under them.
ties were approximately 15 years old at the time I pulled and discarded
them. I
got them at one of the plants I worked in and they pull their ties every 5
whether they are bad or not. Found that is safer in our wet climate.

Sorry, don't know anything about spider mites, never had any.

Good to hear from you though. How's the cougar population going?


Terry A E King wrote:
> Hi all!
> This looks like as good as any subject to throw my long silent 2 cents in
> and spring gardening fever is beginning to set in dispite the 12" plus of
> snow on the ground.
> George, I'm wondering if the soil samples you had tested contained a lot
> humus from the decaying wood?
> The reason I ask is that the dry rot fungus has been found to break down
> many toxic chemicals like dioxin, PCB's, etc...  I'm wondering if the
> process of the railroad ties or pressure treated wood's decay breaksdown
> treating chemicals to normal soil and air components?
> Now for a question:  Any suggestions on help for a hardy fushia with fine
> webbing on growth tips but I can't see any spider mites?  I've been trying
> to keep this plant alive through the winter here in the house.  Its had
> ups and downs and I'm hoping it will hold on for another couple of months
> until it can go back outside.
> Terry
> zone 4b, E. WA.