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Firewood can harbor many different kinds of invasive pests and diseases that are harmful to Iowa's trees. Asian long horned beetle, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, oak wilt, and sirex wood wasp are just a few pests that can be transported on firewood.

The spread of Emerald Ash Borer into uninfected areas has been done primarily through the movement of firewood.

Firewood Alert Poster

Warning Camper! Did you Know...

That all of Iowa, and certain areas of Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin are currently under a federal firewood transport quarantine established by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture to prevent the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB). It is felt that EAB may be resident in the wood and could be spread through firewood transport to un-infested areas. It is in directeab unwanted sign violation of the USDA APHIS quarantine for you to bring firewood from a quarantined state or county into non quarantined areas in Iowa.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to prevent the spread of forest pests, the USDA reccommends not moving firewood. It is felt that EAB may be resident in the wood and could be spread through firewood transport to un-infested areas. It is in direct violation of the USDA APHIS quarantine for you to bring firewood from a quaratined area to a non-quarantined area.

Firewood should be obtained only within the county where it will be burned. Please do not move firewood from county to county or state to state.

Stop The Beetle: Promise Not To Move Firewood

EAB Quarantine Map

Don't Move Firewood

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Please help protect Iowa's forest resource by reporting illegal firewood by turning in this completed form: Report Illegal Firewood

New Law for Selling Firewood in Iowa began in 2011

 


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