Friday, November 5, 2010

Minnesota Restricts Firewood

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters that only firewood purchased from a DNR approved vendor or from a state park may be brought onto any DNR administered lands. Visitors must keep their firewood receipt, bundle label or DNR approved vendor ticket to prove where they purchased the wood. A $100 fine may be given to visitors who bring in unapproved firewood. This firewood restriction is to help prevent the spread of an invasive beetle called emerald ash borer. The beetle kills trees, tunnels through the wood and cuts off the tree's water supply and nutrients. Click here to read more.