Westchester county offers so many beautiful outdoor activities and attractions, especially during the fall time! Whether you are hitting the trails and camping, or enjoying a late-summer fire in the backyard, it’s important that you use firewood from the area. Moving firewood is more dangerous to your local eco-system than you think; here’s why you shouldn’t move firewood.
Don’t Move Firewood! Here’s Why:
Did you know that tree-threatening pests and diseases can lurk in firewood? Though these insects and diseases are limited to how far they can travel on their own, the moving of firewood can transmit them to other forests and properties. By using firewood from the immediate area, you are limiting what pests and diseases are being spread. View the list of pests that could be spread from the moving of firewood.
If You Are Camping . . .
A safe camping trip extends beyond bringing mosquito repellent and hiking gear! Refrain from bringing firewood with you on your camping trip, hunting trip or RV adventure this fall. This works both ways, as bringing firewood home from your campsite can be just as harmful. Instead of bringing firewood with you, buy it where you will burn it! Learn more from Don’t Move Firewood here.
How Far Is Too Far to Move Firewood
Firewood should not be moved more than 50 miles maximum; ideally finding firewood to burn within ten miles of where you plan to burn it is the key. If you are unsure as to whether you are transporting your firewood too far, stop; don’t risk the spreading of possible pests and diseases! Instead, try to purchase your firewood in from a local source. Here are more tips as to what you can do to stop the transportation of firewood.