Firewood - Emerald Ash Borer Beetle
We live in State College, and have several trees that are being killed off by the emerald ash borer beetle. Is it OK to use wood from these trees for firewood? Can we store the wood next to the house while it ages? We would not be transporting the wood anywhere.
You can use the wood as firewood and you are correct, you cannot transport it out of state. However, the state of PA has lifted the quarantine of transporting the firewood in-state, because the pest is now widespread within the state:
General Info on the Emerald Ash Borer
I would not store too much firewood next to the house, just enough for immediate use. See the following factsheet on storing firewood from Cornell EXTENSION: http://warren.cce.cornell.edu/natural-resources/heating-with-wood/storing-and-drying-firewood