Please Don't Move Firewood

Brown County is under State and Federal quarantines that restrict the movement of firewood and other wood products originating within Brown County.

Don't risk starting a new infestation of an invasive insect or disease… buy firewood where you'll burn it!  Things to keep in mind:

  • Don't take firewood with you on your camping or RV trip, up to your hunting camp or bring firewood back from your cottage ‘up north’ to your home in the city.
  • Wood that looks clean and healthy can still have tiny insect eggs, or microscopic fungi spores, that may start a new infestation. Always leave it at home, even if you think the firewood looks fine.
  • Aged or seasoned wood is still not safe. Just because it is dry doesn't mean that bugs can't crawl onto it.
  • If you already moved firewood, and you now know you need to dispose of it safely, burn it soon and completely. Make sure to rake the storage area carefully and burn the debris.