Don't Move Firewood

Our forests are threatened by nonnative insects that can kill large numbers of trees. Three recently introduced insects - emerald ash borer, Asian long horned beetle, and Sirex wood wasp - are wood-infesting species that can be transported long distances in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects can become established and kill local trees. We must stop the spread of these insects and protect our forests and trees.

How you can help

  • Leave firewood at home - do not transport it to campgrounds or parks
  • Use firewood from local sources
  • If you have moved firewood, burn all of it before leaving your campsite
Firewood in the back of a truck

Help Stop Invasive Pests

For more information, visit the following Web sites
http://www.emeraldashborer.info/
https://www.fs.usda.gov/naspf/
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth

USDA Forest Service
Northeastern Area
State and Private Forestry
NA-PR-02-06
April 2006
https://www.fs.fed.us/

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