Scrap lumber for firewood in the West

Dear Don’t Move Firewood, What about scrap lumber, 2x4s and such? Since the original lumber is moved around the country before I buy it at the lumber yard, it doesn’t seem that restricting its movement could have any impact on the pest problem. Can I safely carry around a box of 2×4 scraps to use […]

From Texas to New Mexico

Dear Don’t Move Firewood, Could you please provide information on buying wood in NM? I’m traveling from Texas to a campground in New Mexico, and if I get pulled over by police, how are they going to know the wood we have attached to our RV was purchased in NM and is legal? Are there […]

Moving from California to Montana

Dear Don’t Move Firewood, We are moving from California to Montana, and I was curious if I could take the oak firewood with us. Just wanted to check. Thanks! Sincerely,  Moving to Montana Soon Dear Moving to Montana Soon, There are many invasive insects and diseases that live in oaks in California that could infest […]

Webinar: Resources for Jumpstarting Outreach on Invasive Species, February 22

Join us for a FOCI webinar, Resources for Jumpstarting Outreach on Invasive Species, on Thursday, February 22 2018 at 11am Eastern (8am Pacific, 9 Mountain, 10 Central). This webinar is being held in coordination with the Emerald Ash Borer University Program, EABU, which is managed by the great folks over at We’ll be talking about the various […]

Firewood for those in need

Dear Don’t Move Firewood, There is a woman in my town in Maine that is disabled and in need of some firewood. I’m trying to help her out, but don’t know where to start. Can you help? Sincerely, Trying to Help Dear Trying to Help, I’m so glad to see you are  working to help […]

From here to there in New Mexico

Dear Don’t Move Firewood Can I bring firewood from Albuquerque New Mexico to the Red River area in New Mexico? Yours, Shannon in the Land of Enchantment Dear Shannon, It is legal to bring firewood from Albuquerque to Red River in New Mexico, however, that is well over the suggested distance limit of 50 miles […]

Selling firewood in Tennessee

We love getting questions from you, our readers, on your firewood issues! Dear Don’t Move Firewood, My husband sells firewood to the people that camp at (US Army Corps administered campground in Tennessee). We are a mile from the camp grounds and get all our wood locally. We season it for 2 years in the […]