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What is a good alternative to pressure treated wood for raised beds?

You want to put in long-lasting raised garden beds, but you want to do it without added chemicals, and for less money than cedar and redwood.  What are my options? 

We get asked this question all the time. Luckily, we've got a perfect answer for you: Restoration Juniper!

Juniper is a durable and incredibly rot resistant local wood that is harvested from grassland restoration projects in central and eastern Oregon. According to studies at Oregon State University, it lasts more than 30 years in outdoor, ground contact settings -- much longer than cedar or redwood. It typically costs less than cedar or redwood, and it is a totally natural, untreated wood. 

On top of all that, it also happens to be gorgeous. 

Juniper is commonly used for raised garden beds, retaining walls, outdoor steps, fences, decks, and many other exterior applications. It is also a popular choice for interior projects. 

Restoration Juniper landscaping products are in stock at our Portland woodyard and at Dunn Lumber in the Seattle metro area. If you're in another area, ask your local lumberyard to start carrying it, or contact us for a quote for shipping it to you. 

When our customers ask us for a good alternative to pressure treated wood, the answer is simple: Juniper.


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