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Using CCA Preservative-Treated Lumber in Gardens and Landscaping

  • Author(s): Quarles, Stephen L
  • Kobzina, John W
  • Geisel, Pamela M
  • et al.

Lumber that has been pressure-treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) resists decay and is commonly used in gardens and landscaping, but it does release a certain amount of its toxic chemicals into the environment. Learn how use this wood safely.

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