Getting ready for summer!

Things are in full swing here at Don’t Move Firewood. Here’s what we are up to:

  • We’ve done primary interviews with all the top candidates for the Don’t Move Firewood internship. Wow- what a great group! If you were interviewed, please check your email immediately, as we’ve now sent notifications of “call backs” (and non-call-backs) to all the interviewees.
  • Our annual order of amazing educational items is almost ready. From fake tattoos to water bottles, we are all abuzz with excitement around the office.
  • Schedule is being drawn up for the summer. Some new events, some old favorites.

Are you ready for YOUR summer? Camping, hiking, wearing an emerald ash borer costume, and telling everyone to buy local firewood or gather when permitted?

If you applied for our internships…

What a week! If you applied for our two summer internship positions, please – PLEASE – check the email account that you included on your resume and/or cover letter. We have now emailed all the current first round phone interview candidates. Phone interviews are starting today! CHECK YOUR EMAIL.


Thanks! Have a great weekend.



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Don’t Move Firewood Coloring Sheets

Asian longhorned beetle coloring sheet

Emerald ash borer coloring sheet

Firewood Users coloring sheet

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Don’t Move Firewood Insect Masks

Asian longhorned beetle mask

Emerald ash borer mask

Goldspotted oak borer mask

Spongy moth mask

Walnut twig beetle mask

Find out all about our forest pests masks here

Oak firewood from Missouri to Colorado?

Dear Don’t Move Firewood,

I am wondering about moving oak firewood from Missouri to Colorado.  If it is legal do we need a permit or something to go across different states?  If you could please let me know I would appreciate it.

Thank you, Two Missourians

Dear Two Missourians,

Thanks for asking about firewood. It is illegal to remove any hardwood firewood from the state of Missouri due to the presence of both state laws and the federal emerald ash borer quarantine, with a very specific exception for hardwood firewood that has been heat treated and packaged at a federally certified commercial kiln facility. My guess is that you are asking about private firewood- so the answer is definitely that you cannot legally move oak firewood from Missouri to Colorado. There is no permit that would make bringing untreated (regular, not commercially heat treated) oak firewood from Missouri to Colorado OK.

Good luck with your trip, and please purchase firewood when you get near your final destination in Colorado!

Here are some good resources:

We are reviewing intern applications now

Curious what's up with your application to be an intern with Don't Move Firewood? We closed the application period on Monday night and are now reviewing the many applications. We are SO EXCITED about all the really great applicants.


We hope to conclude the first round of reviews this week, and will be contacting potential interviewees next week. Most importantly, we can already tell that we'll have many more awesome people apply than we could ever hope to hire, so THANK YOU for all your interest!