The Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Missouri State Parks urge all travelers to buy firewood at your destination and burn it all before you leave. Movement of all hardwood firewood out of the state of Missouri is now restricted due to a statewide wide emerald ash borer quarantine to prevent the spread of invasive forest pest species. Officials strongly urge individuals not to move firewood around the state more than 50 miles from its origin. It is illegal to transport hardwood firewood from any area infested with thousand cankers disease into the state of Missouri. There are several counties restricted by a pine shoot beetle quarantine. The Ozark National Scenic Riverway restricts visitors from bringing firewood into the park unless it was collected within 50 miles of the park. Lastly, authorities in the state of Missouri advise that regardless of the quarantine status of your area, 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 23 September 2019.
- Missouri Department of Conservation Don’t Move Firewood
- Missouri Cooperative Tree Pest Website
- Missouri State Parks Firewood Advisory
- Missouri Department of Agriculture, Forest Pests and Diseases General Information
- Missouri Invasive Forest Pest Council outreach projects with Don’t Move Firewood, blog written March 2016
Pest Specific Information
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
- Missouri Cooperative Tree Pest Website, Emerald Ash Borer information
- Missouri Department of Agriculture, Pine Shoot Beetle
- Missouri Department of Agriculture, Thousand Cankers Disease
- Thousand Cankers Disease information and map archives
- Ozark National Scenic Riverway Firewood Ban
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