Wood Treatment | Maryland Approval #MDAInt679

Instructor: Sarah Racine

Wood is the most renewable resource, and the extraction and processing of wood products take far less energy, carbon, and water than other raw materials. To use wood as a structural material for various demands, such as utility poles, fence posts, marine pilings, lumber, timbers, and plywood, the wood must be properly treated with chemicals to protect the wood from pests. This practice is known as wood treatment.

After completing this courseĀ users will be able to:

  • Outline strategies for wood treatment systems and practices.
  • Operate and properly adhere to regulations concerning the use of Restricted-Use Pesticides.
  • Identify common pests of wood, including insects, fungi, and marine-borers.