Michigan authorities ask residents and visitors to adhere to the state-issued guidelines when using firewood at their homes and for recreation.
- Buy firewood where you burn it, ideally within <10 miles.
- Use firewood that is certified as heat-treated.
- Leave your firewood at home if going camping and buy it at your destination or collect dead and down wood onsite when permitted.
- Burn all your firewood, do not take any home with you.
- Find local firewood vendors in Michigan by visiting Firewood Scout.
It is illegal to bring untreated firewood into Michigan from states where Asian longhorned beetle, thousand cankers disease, basalm woolly adelgid, imported fire ant and spotted lanternfly occur. Also, it is against the federal law to move firewood out of Michigan due to gypsy moth infestation in the state. Michigan’s firewood rules are designed to protect the state’s natural resources from these and other invasive forest pests.
Bringing firewood from Canada into the USA is prohibited unless the firewood is labeled and certified heat-treated. Read about these requirements on the USDA and CBP firewood information sheet.
Bringing firewood from the USA into Canada is prohibited unless the firewood is labeled and certified heat-treated. Canada also encourages visitors to use local firewood.
This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 16 July 2021.
Michigan Web Resources:
- Michigan Buy it Where You Burn It; Firewood Information, MDARD
- Firewood Education and Outreach, MI State University
- Camping Rules and Regulations on State Lands in Michigan, MDNR
- Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore bans ash firewood
Pest Specific Information
- Beech Bark Disease in Michigan
- Emerald Ash Borer in Michigan
- European Gypsy Moth North America Quarantine Map
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Michigan
- Oak Wilt in Michigan
- Latest Info on Invasive and Exotic Species in MI
Firewood Business Related Information
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