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The Alabama Forestry Commission advises that campers and travelers within Alabama should buy and use locally harvested firewood to prevent the spread of pests within the state, and out of state visitors should leave their firewood at home when visiting Alabama. Several counties in Eastern Alabama are confirmed to have infestations of emerald ash borer, which means moving firewood from those areas into the rest of Alabama risks spreading this tree-killing pest (see map below for specific counties under quarantine). All of Alabama is within the Imported Fire Ant (IFA) quarantined region, which means in many cases it is illegal to move firewood from Alabama into non-IFA areas (see map below for further details). Nearby, multiple states have areas under quarantine for pests such as emerald ash borer, thousand cankers disease, laurel wilt, gypsy moth, and others- and it is illegal to move regulated items from those quarantined zones into Alabama. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 3 February 2021.
Alabama Web Resources:
- Alabama Forestry Commission
- Emerald Ash Borer Ash Range and Known County Location Map
- US Forest Service Southern Region Firewood Information
- Imported Fire Ant Information and Map Archives
- Imported Fire Ant Quarantine Map
- European Gypsy Moth North America Quarantine Map
- Information on Laurel Wilt Disease
- Laurel Wilt Distribution Map
- Hungry Pests Alabama Page
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