Has the recent spring-like weather got you planning a camping trip? This year, instead of adding a box or bundle of firewood during your pre-trip shopping, buy firewood near your camping spot, and you can help forest conservation.
When you move firewood from its native area, you risk accidentally transporting invaisive species of firewood-related pests that can infest and destroy trees native to the new location.
Whether you're tent-camping, RVing or heading to a cabin, you can follow these simple tips:
- Buy firewood harvested within 50 miles of your campsite.
- Check with your campground and/or state or federal parks or forests for information regarding local firewood distributors.
- Buy only what you expect to use.
- Leave extra wood at the campsite for the next campers.
- Check your campground rules and state and county regulations regarding transportation of firewood.
For more information about the problem and how you can help, visit these websites: