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Treated wood for hugel use?

 
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I have about 6 pieces of ~6 inch wide, ~8 inch pieces of treated wood, then all normal twigs (not logs), wood chips a plenty?

such a small amount, don't think it be a big deal.  

A 2nd idea I guess I could possibly bury these tall weeds with seeds on top, and IF buried enough the seeds maybe would have no chance of germination?
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The tall weeds with seeds will probably be fine with enough soil piled on top to prevent germination.

Treated wood has some very toxic chemicals. I wouldn't use that.
 
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I'd avoid the treated wood as well.  I think the wood chips would do a better job of mulching over the weeds to make a planting area.  Significant proportions of wood chips aren't recommended for a hugel.
 
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So I guess I will bury un-treated wood.

Do a lot of digging for hugel!
 
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Trimmed pieces from treated wood have many useful purposes IMO. I keep all my treated wood ends. Burning them seems a waste; by design, they don't readily break down in contact with living soil. Why not leverage that? A few ideas:
- chocks behind wheels
- place under rubber tires for parked vehicles/trailers to prevent tire rot
- place under trailer jacks to prevent sinking/freezing in
- use as shims to raise/level small movable buildings, or protect the structure from rot
- if all else fails, stack them at the end of your driveway with a "free" sign; quite a few may disappear as knowing people drive by


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Found out wood was NOT treated wood.  So can bury.
 
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