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Posted on: August 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Buy It Where You Burn It - Don't Move Firewood

Don't transport firewood as you travel throughout the state this summer; you could bring unwanted pests with you. Click on the link to learn more...

Sure, all of us enjoy a good campfire, but you can end up spreading tree diseases to new areas if you bring your firewood with you. Pests like emerald ash borer and insects that carry Dutch elm disease and oak wilt can hitch a ride in firewood, increasing the rate and extent of spread.

The spread of tree diseases by firewood is happening locally. In 2014, emerald ash borer was found for the first time in Dakota County in Lebanon Hills Park. The site of the infestation was in a public campground; it is likely that the pest was brought to Dakota County in firewood.

Learn About Minnesota Firewood Requirements...
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