Connecticut prohibits the transportation of any regulated article (including firewood) that is infested or potentially infested with Asian longhorned beetle or Emerald ash borer. The state also prohibits hardwood firewood from any emerald ash borer quarantined county to any area that is not infested- and it also requires certification or other documentation paperwork for firewood movement within all areas in the state. Authorities in Connecticut advise that firewood should be bought and used locally to prevent the spread of pests within the state. Many other New England and Mid-Atlantic states also have areas under quarantine for pests such as emerald ash borer or the Asian longhorned beetle, and it is illegal to move any regulated items (most firewood is considered a regulated item) from quarantined zones to non-quarantined areas without appropriate federal or state compliance agreements or permits. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 5 April 2021.
Connecticut Web Resources:
- Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Protection Regulations on Movement of Firewood
- State of Connecticut Enforcement of Firewood Transport Restrictions
- State of Connecticut In-State Firewood Transportation Self Issued Certificate of Origin
- State of Connecticut Permanent Firewood Regulation
- Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Emerald Ash Borer permits and quarantine information
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
- Asian longhorned beetle information
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