The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship statewide quarantine for the emerald ash borer prohibits high risk items, like hardwood firewood, to leave the quarantine area without approved treatment. All firewood sold in Iowa is required to have labeling that includes the county and state of harvest. The Iowa Emerald Ash Borer Team urges campers, travelers and homeowners to purchase or harvest, and burn their firewood locally to avoid the spread of pests and diseases that hitchhike on firewood. Many out-of-state visitors to Iowa live in areas under quarantine for pests such as gypsy moth, thousand cankers disease, and Asian longhorned beetle, and it is illegal to move any regulated items (including items such as firewood and wood chips) from quarantined zones out of those states and into Iowa. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 9 January 2015.
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