Firewood: Buy It Where You Burn It
"Utilize firewood that is certified as heat treated or buy firewood at your destination, burn it all on site and don’t take any home with you."
It is legal to sell firewood in Michigan but MDARD does not recommended that it be moved long distances. To protect against the further spread of EAB, as well as other forest pests such as oak wilt and beech bark disease, firewood that is certified as heat treated should be used. If certified firewood is not available, obtain firewood local to the area where you will be using it. Find firewood in Michigan at http://www.firewoodscout.org.
If you are a commercial firm interested in treatments for firewood to sell, please call the MDARD Customer Service Center at 1-800-292-3939 for more information.
Additional EAB Regulation Links:
- DNR Regulations Pertaining to EAB and Ash Materials at Parks and Forest Lands
- Michigan Summary – Don’t Move Firewood.org
Land owners, land managers or local units of government can have rules or regulations in place restricting the movement of firewood or other articles onto the lands they are responsible for. Many private campgrounds do not allow firewood to be brought in. Travelers are urged to check for these types of restrictions prior to traveling with firewood.
Additional Firewood Movement Restriction:
Michigan’s external Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut Quarantine prohibits the movement of hardwood firewood from or through Ohio into Michigan. For more information go to MDARD’s plant pest quarantine webpage.