Old railroad ties are inherently dangerous, but are they actually illegal to use in the home landscape? Mike McGrath host of You Bet Your Garden will discuss the criminality of the colossal cancer columns.
Question of the Week:
“In the article in your “A to Z archives” concerning the use of old railroad ties for landscaping you say incorrectly that this practice is “illegal”. Even your own EPA link on the subject states that the agency does not “approve” creosote wood for home or landscape use. That means they don’t recommend it. It is only illegal to use creosote based pesticides, according to the link. State and local restrictions may apply, but to the best of my knowledge it has never been illegal here in Georgia. Please correct your mistake for your readers and listeners.”
-George in Americus, Georgia