New Brunswick

New Brunswick Summary

Emerald ash borer was confirmed in New Brunswick in May 2018, and a quarantine that prohibits the movement of firewood has been enacted in the area of Edmundston. Portions of New Brunswick are also under quarantined for European gypsy moth. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency strongly advises that firewood should be bought and used locally to prevent the spread of pests both within each province, and to prevent pests from accidentally entering new areas and provinces. Beyond Edmundston, if you buy wood from a local supplier, make sure it was cut within 80 kilometres from where it is being sold. It is illegal to remove potentially infested materials (such as firewood) out of areas in Canada quarantined for pests such as Asian longhorned beetle, brown spruce longhorned beetle, gypsy moth, and emerald ash borer. It is illegal to bring firewood into many of Canada’s national parks, and most national parks have firewood for purchase on site. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 11 January 2018.

Crossing from Canada into the USA: It is against US law to bring any untreated firewood for personal use (including both hardwood and softwood/conifer) from Canada into the USA.

Crossing from the USA into Canada: It is against Canadian law to bring firewood from the USA into Canada for personal use without an appropriate permit. The firewood must also be packaged and labeled to show it has been heat treated to a minimum core temperature of 56°C for a minimum of 30 minutes. Canada encourages buying local firewood through their campaign buylocalburnlocal.ca.

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New Brunswick Specific Resources 

For more information, visit our General Canada Information page.

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