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 (encompassing most of southern Arkansas) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 8 January 2018.
Arkansas’ Firewood Related Resources
- Arkansas Invaders
- Arkansas Firewood Resources & Regulations page, U of Arkansas Cooperative Extension
- Ouachita National Forest Don’t Move Firewood page
- Ozark- St. Francis National Forests Firewood page
- Arkansas Forestry Commission Forest Health Page
Pest Specific Arkansas Resources
- Arkansas State Plant Board Quarantine Listings for Imported Fire Ant and Thousand Cankers Disease
- Thousand Cankers Disease information and map archives
- European Gypsy Moth North America Quarantine Map
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
- Imported Fire Ant information and map archives
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