Posts Tagged ‘non-toxic treated wood’

Non-Toxic Wood Raised Garden Beds

Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Solano Valley Community Garden wooden hillside raised garden beds.
(Please excuse the background freeway noise)

 

Two years ago after hearing ads on the radio, Al Renner, garden master of the Solano Community Garden, decided to build a prototype TimberSIL wood raised bed to test TimberSIL wood’s non-toxic resistance to weather, insects and wear. After two years the TimberSIL wood 4×4’s shows no signs of wear, rot or deterioration. A year later a larger second TimberSIL bed was built by inner city youth provided by Homeboy Industries and the LA Conservation Corps. While the construction of the second bed was not as sturdy as the first, the TimberSIL wood itself shows no signs of rot or deterioration.

Non-Toxic Wood Play Structre

Here is yet another great application for TimberSIL® wood, a children’s play structure. TimberSIL® wood is the perfect choice for this type of structure, being that it is the only non-toxic preserved wood resistant to rot and insects. Here with TimberSIL® wood used instead of conventional pressure treated wood, parents won’t have to worry about toxic chemicals rubbing off, leaching out and potentially harming their children.

TimberSIL wood kids play structure

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
This site includes information on a petition from the Environmental Working Group and the Healthy Building Network to ban arsenic-treated wood in children’s playground equipment.