Massachusetts State Parks prohibit the transportation of any firewood into or out of state campground facilities, and many private campgrounds require that firewood be purchased on site. Within Massachusetts, areas under regulation for Asian longhorned beetle have strict prohibitions against moving hardwood firewood, lumber, and other woody plant materials such as brush piles, due to a federal quarantine specific to that pest. The current combination of federal and state quarantines for emerald ash borer means that untreated firewood for personal use cannot functionally be brought from Massachusetts into any neighboring state (that includes CT, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Authorities in Massachusetts recommend that firewood should be bought and used locally to prevent the spread of pests within the state. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 21 June 2017.
Massachusetts Web Resources:
- Asian longhorned beetle Massachusetts page
- Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project
- Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation State Parks, Things to Know, Firewood Ban
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
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