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"to creosote or not on trellis"

Started by Virginia - 2125 Friday, 01 August 2014
 We have recently purchased some trellis to grow climbing plants up. My husband has just covered one side with creosote and I am wondering if the plants will like it. So far he has only done one side of two sheets of trellis.
Member Responses

 Barbara - 2081 Sunday, 21 September 2014
 Creosote has a high toxicity level and will give off fumes especially on a hot summer"s day and you don"t want to inhale these fumes. Plants won"t like it either, because they absorb chemicals just as we do. The best timber to use in the garden to make a trellis or garden bed is mahogany. If this is too expensive, use untreated hard wood. I hope I have been of some help. Good luck.

 Peter - 6153 Friday, 11 December 2020
 Creosote is bad news, would avoid using at all cost. Treated pine is a safer alternative os some of the ecoplastic decorative panels (laser cut) that can be used as an alternative trellis.

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