Today on Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Don’t Move Firewood!
Transporting firewood is one of the most common methods for introduction of damaging pests such as Mountain Pine Beetle, Gypsy moth, and Thousand Cankers Disease. By “buying it where you burn it”, you can play an important part in protecting our natural and urban forests.
Some important things to consider before buying firewood include:
- Know where the wood was cut? Never transport or burn wood from out of state.
- If available, purchase local firewood.
- When you are camping, firewood is often available at the camping location.
- Leave any unburned wood in place, and do not transport it.
- Know if the wood you are burning is treated, kiln dried or debarked.
- Know what species of wood you are burning.
For more information, contact your local CSU Extension Office.
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