iplay10us2 wrote:I am noticing quite a few parks are stating that it is illegal to bring in firewood from other states. What is up with that?
Here in Wisconsin, it is due to the emerald ash borer that has spread it's destruction throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. As of last August, it had finally made it's way into Wisconsin. Prior to that time, you could not bring firewood into a state or federal forest/park from father away than a 50 mile radius of that forest/park. Now, however, we have 4 quarantined counties in which the emerald ash borer has been found. In those counties, you can't purchase, harvest, store or even transport
firewood within or through
Here's what our state park website says:
What is Acceptable Firewood?
-Firewood purchased within 50 miles of a state forest, park, or other state-managed property.
AND harvested in Wisconsin.
AND NOT purchased, harvested or stored in, or transported through a quarantined county of Wisconsin. These include: Ozaukee, Washington, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan Counties.
-Firewood from a vendor that is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Find a certified vendor [exit DNR].
-Dimensional and untreated lumber scraps, such as 2-by-4s and 2-by-6s.
The parks are pretty strict about it.