Regulation of the Day 45: Wooden Crates

Even the humble wooden crate cannot escape the government’ watchful regulatory eye. The rules include provisions for:

-Which types of trees from which countries may be used to make crates.
-Bark removal from the logs used to make the crates.
-Pest inspection.
-Heat treatment.
-Treated wood must be marked (the Department of Defense is exempt from this requirement).
-There are other rules for bamboo crates.
-And for loose wood.