Arkansas Summary:

Authorities in Arkansas advise that firewood should be bought and used locally to prevent the spread of pests into and within the state. The movement of any hardwood firewood from inside the emerald ash borer federal quarantine area, now encompassing the entire state, to outside the quarantine zone is prohibited. The southern half of Arkansas is also quarantined due to the presence of red imported fire ant, and the movement of items such as firewood that has been stored outside on the ground in contact with the soil is prohibited (see fire ant quarantine map). Arkansas also prohibits the entry of any regulated items for thousand cankers disease of walnut (hardwood firewood is a regulated item) into the state.  The Arkansas State Plant Board and other state Agricultural and Forestry agencies are concerned with the movement of many pests, including: emerald ash borer, thousand cankers disease, Asian longhorned beetle, gypsy moth, laurel wilt disease, and red imported fire ant. For information on pests, quarantines, or regulated items, the Arkansas State Plant Board may be contacted at: 501-225-1598 or This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 18 September 2019.

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