Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day-Leave Firewood at Home!

Never Move Firewood!
 photo by Rebekah D. Wallace,
Lots of people have special plans for Memorial Day weekend. If your plans include camping or anything which involves building a fire...Remember to leave your firewood at home...Buy firewood from local sources and leave any leftover firewood for the next camper. You might even leave them a note reminding them of the dangers of moving firewood. Invasive pests and diseases which attack trees move into new areas quickly when they hitch a ride on firewood. They are often difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye so the best way to prevent moving them is to always use locally harvested firewood. For more information on this problem and ways you can help go to Don't Move Firewood.