Hawaii Summary:

The interisland movement of all ʻōhiʻa plant or plant parts, including firewood, from Hawai’i Island to any other island is illegal and prohibited. This rule is intended to slow the spread of an aggressive pathogen of ‘Ōhi‘a, Ceratocystis wilt.

Many visitors to Hawaii live in areas under quarantine for pests such as imported fire ant, pests affecting citrus, and other invasive species. It is illegal to move any regulated items (most firewood is considered a regulated item) from quarantined zones out of those states and into Hawaii. There are restrictions on pine in relation to the pine shoot moth. 20 states are currently regulated for pine shoot moth and pine cannot be brought from regulated areas into Hawaii without a certificate of approved treatment. Hawaii has infestations of the giant african snail and Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death, two destructive invasive species that can spread via the movement of firewood, so transporting firewood across or between any of the islands should be avoided to prevent the accidental further movement of these threats. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 24 February 2020.

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