InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Best Management Practices for the Use of Preservative-Treated Wood in Aquatic Environments in Michigan

Preservative-treated wood is used in the construction of decks, docks, bridges, landscape structures, fencing, shoreline protection walls, utility poles, building foundations, outdoor furniture, highway signs and posts, crash rail posts and a myriad of other outdoor uses. It is important that wood to be used in or near water is specified, treated, handled and installed in a manner that minimizes the amount of preservative chemicals entering the aquatic environment.