Indiana prohibits the entry of firewood from states with a known occurrence of thousand canker disease (TCD). TCD is a disease caused by the walnut twig beetle which, like many other forest pests, can spread to new areas on firewood.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), visitors to public lands in Indiana are permitted to bring firewood if:
- It is kiln-dried scrap wood with no bark
- It is Indiana-grown firewood and has all bark removed
- It is labeled with a USDA or Indiana compliance stamp
- It is purchased from the property camp store or on-site firewood vendor
Parks and campgrounds often have their own firewood policies (e.g., Indiana Dunes National Park, Hoosier National Forest). Be sure to determine the firewood rules at your destination before bringing firewood; when in doubt, buy firewood where you burn it!
This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 1 September 2023.
Indiana Web Resources:
- Firewood Rules and Information, IN Department of Natural Resources
- Indiana Compliant Firewood Vendors
- Reporting Plant Pests, IN Dept. of Natural Resources
- Emerald Ash Borer page, Purdue Extension
- Spongy Moth, IN DNR
- Spongy Moth Federal Quarantine Map
- Spotted Lanternfly: Another Reason Not To Move Firewood! Purdue Landscape Report
- Thousand Cankers Disease – IN DNR
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