‘Buy It Where You Burn It’

As you get ready for camping this year, don’t be a free ride for pests and diseases to your favorite campground.

According to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, just one firewood log can easily hide invasive insects such as emerald ash borer or spongy moth. It could also harbor harmful fungal diseases such as oak wilt. Firewood coming from outside of Wisconsin could even introduce invasive pests we don’t have, such as spotted lanternfly or Asian longhorned beetle.

How To Help

  • Leave uncertified firewood at home.
  • Buy local or DATCP/USDA-certified firewood.
  • If you have moved firewood, burn all of it before leaving your campsite.
  • Don’t take uncertified firewood home with you.

Look for this seal (above) on the firewood label to know if it has been certified by DATCP.

When in doubt, buy it where you burn it. To find local firewood vendors in Wisconsin, visit Firewood Scout: https://www.firewoodscout.org/

Visit DATCP’s firewood webpage for information on rules for moving firewood in Wisconsin: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/Firewood.aspx