Firewood – it’s not as dead as you think

Guest blog by David Coyle, Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University Firewood.  For some, collecting, splitting, and stacking firewood may be considered a right of passage.  I mean, when I was growing up, I helped my father replenish the woodpile every year – it was one of those things […]

Firewood moving question from Idaho

Dear Don’t Move Firewood,  My family has a camping reservation at Riley Creek Recreation Area in Idaho. We live in Post Falls, Idaho; and are wondering if we can bring our own firewood, locally harvested, to the facility? Yours, Idahoans Dear Idahoans, There are no quarantines that restrict the movement of firewood in your general […]

Where can I donate firewood?

It is that time of year again, when people are taking down dead trees as part of summer property maintenance and then they ask us… Dear Don’t Move Firewood, Is there a place I can donate my wood in the Rockford, Ilinois area? / Is there anyone in the San Francisco, CA area that takes firewood […]

Burning Poles as an Idea

Dear Don’t Move Firewood, Can we burn scrap utility power poles in campgrounds? Of course, these would be nail/screws/plate free, just wood. Sincerely,  Scrappy Idea Dear Scrappy Idea, Wood utility poles are nearly always heavily treated with one or several preservative chemicals to prevent rot and insect infestation. The chemicals that are most common in […]

Burning a fallen ash tree

Dear Don’t Move Firewood, Our ash tree fell in a storm. We know about not using it for firewood or transporting it, but what can we do? It is a 20 year old tree that was 20 foot tall. Thanks. Yours, Hopeful Tree Reuser Dear Hopeful Tree Reuser, You are welcome to use your ash […]

Rules for moving firewood within Florida

Dear Don’t Move Firewood, Can firewood be transported inside the state of Florida for approximately 450 miles? Sincerely,  Floridian Dear Floridian, Within the state of Florida, multiple state authorities highly encourage that everyone uses local sources of firewood- and local is define as cut/harvested within 50 miles of where it will be used. This recommendation […]