February 2011

02/23/2011 3:30 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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Any reader of Don't Move Firewood knows that once a pest is in North America, one of the ways they move is on contaminated firewood. But do you know how those pests get here in the first place?

 

Pallets, crates, those giant wooden spools, and certain kinds of live plants can harbor infestations, and thus bring in forest pests when they are moved or imported. And of course, these things can come from far away (like China or Russia) or they can come from a pre-existing infestation closer to home (like Canada).

 

02/17/2011 2:07 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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We've just launched a campaign to get some attention to the issue of firewood by people that do winter sports- things like skiing, snowshoeing, and all sorts of fun stuff in the snow. To that end, we have a new page dedicated to winter sports- and excitedly- our press outreach has already begun to reap some rewards in the form of this article on Master Skiier Journal for cross country skiing enthusiasts.

 

02/10/2011 5:43 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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Have you ever seen the documentary Lurking in the Trees? Made with the help of many people involved in Don't Move Firewood, this documentary shows the effects that a pest (in this case, the Asian longhorned beetle) can have on a city.

 

And now, you can watch the WHOLE THING on YouTube, or on iTunes... click on one of these two links below, and you'll see it!

 

YouTube version of Lurking in the Trees

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