June 5, 2008

Don't move that firewood!

I don't see this in the Journal, but Newsday reports that New York State is banning moves of untreated firewood that go beyond fifty miles or bring firewood in across state lines.

Why? Bugs taking a ride, and then causing havoc at their destination.

Posted by simon at June 5, 2008 12:45 PM in
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NYCO said:

How does the DEC intend to enforce this? Car inspections when you pull into a campground or cross the border?

This is sort of old news regarding the emerald ash borer, but an actual ban with a mile radius attached is new.

Greg said:

Just wanted to share a link to the Don't Move Firewood Web site - this may be useful to some - http://www.dontmovefirewood.org