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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 chemicals, and for less money than cedar and redwood.  How?

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 costs significantly less than cedar or redwood, and it is totally natural, untreated, chemical free 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. 

Juniper landscaping products are in stock and ready to go in the Portland and Seattle metro areas. 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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