A firewood restrictions question

A reader, Bill, asked us recently…

Dear Don’t Move Firewood

Do any eastern states, specifically PA, NJ, and NY have regulations about importing out of state logs, firewood, or hardwood mulch? Thank you.


Absolutely. In fact, an increasing number of states throughout the US are putting regulations into place on the interstate movement of firewood, logs, and mulch. Without getting into the deep dark details of all the legalities and regulations, I can tell you this; New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania all regulate some of the commodities (logs, firewood, and mulch) that you mention.

Please find more information on each state on our Firewood Summary Map