buying safe firewood

Asked October 14, 2016, 9:39 AM EDT

Hi - we use an outdoor firepit and want to buy bulk firewood, but do not in any way want to contribute to the movement of ash borers or other tree diseases. Is there a list of firewood suppliers that adhere to forest-safe practices? Thanks!

Montgomery County Maryland firewood eab

1 Response

We are not aware of a list like that, but the basic recommendation related to pests and diseases in firewood is to burn it where you buy it, or buy it where you burn it. That is, stay as local as possible. Take a look here: http://www.dontmovefirewood.org/the-problem/firewood-faqs.html
That said, here is a list of suppliers, and helpful info: https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/programs/woodland-steward/Firewood_Dealer_Direct...

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