Delaware prohibits outside firewood from entering any state park or forest. Visitors must instead purchase firewood at the campground or collect down and dead wood where permitted. This is to protect the state’s forests and agriculture from harmful tree pests such as the emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, and spotted lanternfly. Out-of-state firewood poses a serious threat to trees since invasive pests often spread to new areas on firewood. The following conditions also apply in Delaware:

To protect Delaware’s resources, use firewood locally: buy it where you burn it or gather on-site where permitted.

This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 17 August 2023.

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