Treated Lumber in Your Garden: Is it safe?
With an ever-growing community of gardeners, we often get a question at Sunbury Cedar that goes something like this: can I use this pressure treated stuff for my garden bed? Is it safe? Will my family get sick?
It’s an important question, and one that I’ll answer in this article. We’ll first look at the history and processes involved with pressure treated lumber, the chemistry behind cedar and finally discuss the pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision.
So what is pressure treated (PT) lumber?