Treated wood - uptake in chemicals on berries

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Bruce Butcher, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Bruce Butcher

    Bruce Butcher New Member

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    South Surrey BC
    We have raspberries directly below a wood retaining wall that looks like they could be treated with creosote or PCBs - they don't seem to be leaching into the soil where the plants are, and are not oozing out chemicals. We only harvest at most a gallon a year from 5-6 stalks so intake is low...just wondering how much if any harmful chemicals go into the berries we eat, and if there is a lab perhaps, that offers free (or nearly free) testing for uptake.

    would appreciate any advice.

    Thanks Bruce

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