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Borate Treated Wood?

Posted by mahiai (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 14, 10 at 18:14


I have a pile of borate treated lumber (tagged) laying around and was wondering if I can use it to build some planter boxes for vegetables without any harmful leaching?

I did some google searches on borate treated lumber but couldn't find anything that confirmed its safe use for vegetable growing.

Thank you for your help.

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RE: Borate Treated Wood?

Did you do a search on phytotoxicity and borate?

Also try searching for an MSDS for sodium tetraborate.

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