Firewood and Invasive Pests

Firewood is widely recognized as a major source of non-native forest insect and disease infestations. To prevent the movement of these pests, use only local firewood and follow firewood rules.

A rule governing the importation of untreated firewood into Vermont went into effect on May 1, 2016. More information about this rule can be found here.

There are currently federal restrictions on firewood from Canada, and from areas known to be infested with emerald ash borer or Asian longhorned beetle. This quarantine area continues to expand, but at this time, it includes all of Masschusetts, New York, and Connecticut, and parts of New Hampshire, as well as many other states.

Visitors to Vermont State Parks, Vermont State Forests, and the Green Mountain National Forest may only bring firewood originating from Vermont or that is kiln dried and in its original, labeled package.

More information about firewood and invasive pests is at the vtinvasives Don't Move Firewood website.