Firewood, the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle:
To date, ALB and EAB have been detected in a total of 13 States and without intervention the continued spread of these pests is likely. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is concerned and developing strategies to help limit the insect's spread.
"Burning Where You Buy":
By committing to not move firewood from where it is cut, firewood operators and users can make a difference. Firewood users can be sure that they’re not accidentally moving these damaging forest pests into new areas when practicing "burning where you buy it”.
Moving Firewood is Restricted in Quarantined Areas:
Check out Emeraldashborer.info for information on states and provinces with quarantines.
Firewood Tips to Prevent Insect Spread:
* Buy it at your destination and only purchase local firewood. Many recreational areas have firewood for sale. Inquire when you make your reservations.
* Ask questions about the firewood you purchase—where did it come from? Always buy firewood that was cut locally.
* When you do purchase firewood at your destination, burn it all—don't take it back home with you.