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Having Fun with Outreach at the Vermont Flower Show

Guest blog by Meredith Whitney, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator with University of Vermont Extension Thousands of Vermonters come out of the woodwork every other year to witness the colors, smells, and excitement of the Vermont Flower Show. Upon arrival to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont visitors first walk through the main garden […]

New website and new resources!

We are very excited to welcome everyone to the newly renovated Don’t Move Firewood website. While we are still working out a couple finer details, please do take a look around and acquaint yourself with our new navigation and features! Highlights of our new site include: The new site will work equally well on a laptop, […]

Free Resources for Firewood Month

The Don’t Move Firewood and Hungry Pests campaigns are excited to co-launch the first ever Firewood Awareness Month during October 2016! Overview and Schedule The goal of Firewood Awareness Month will be to raise public awareness about firewood movement as a forest pest and disease pathway. We will focus each week of October on a specific […]

Travel Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Are you planning a road trip for the long weekend? Remember, your firewood choices matter. You’ve got three great options- buy it where you’ll burn it, buy certified heat treated firewood, or gather firewood on site when permitted. And here’s a few other ideas from over here at Don’t Move Firewood! Use our handy firewood map to […]

Halloween Bug Masks for October 2016!

Here is our very popular Invasive Species Bug Mask collection, just in time for your Halloween preparations! We have both line-drawn versions for coloring in, and pre-colored in with simple bright colors according to the actual true look of the insect. Our masks are great because they meld biologically accurate information with a fun and […]

Free Resources for Tree Check Month

August is Tree Check Month! Everyone is encouraged to take 10 minutes to check their trees for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle. To help you learn about the beetle, or to provide materials for your outreach needs, we've rounded up all the best free resources that we could find! Infographics and Handouts: Asian longhorned […]

We need your help to plan for the future

The Don't Move Firewood website is slated to undergo a major renovation very soon, and we need your help. If you are someone with any sort of professional or volunteer experience in tree, forest, invasive species, or firewood related topics, we are looking for your input via our survey!  Examples of who should take our survey: […]

Firewood with BEETLES coming out of it!

Dear Don't Move Firewood, I bought firewood from a grocery store in the Seattle area and when I cut it to make some kindling BEETLES came out of it! What should I do to let someone know? The wood came from (a distributor out of state) and they should be ashamed of themselves for selling […]