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. Soon, the USDA will amend the Federal quarantine to match the State of Iowa's quarantine. All firewood sold in Iowa is required to have labeling that includes the county and state of harvest. The Iowa EAB 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. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 20 Feb 2014.
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