New Hampshire Summary:
The New Hampshire authorities ask residents and visitors to remember a few rules when buying firewood within the state. These firewood rules are designed to reduce the risk of unknowingly moving invasive tree pests that hide in firewood and to protect the forest resources of New Hampshire.
- Buy firewood where you burn it.
- Keep the receipt or label to prove where the firewood originated.
- Visit the website Firewood Scout to find a local firewood vendor.
When bringing firewood from another state into New Hampshire, please ensure that it meets the state-imposed standard outlined below. Your firewood must be:
- Heat-treated to 140° F (60° C) for 60 minutes.
- Certified at a federal or state-approved production facility.
- Has a clear display of the heat-treated certification label.
Similar to the in-state rules described above, the out-of-state firewood quarantine rule is in place to protect New Hampshire’s Forest resources from invasive tree pests. These pests include the Asian long-horned beetle, emerald ash borer, oak wilt, and spotted lanternfly that often spread to new areas by hitchhiking in firewood. Many nearby states (e.g., CT, ME, NY, VT) have similar regulations prohibiting or limiting the movement of firewood into their states, so be sure to check out the rules of your out-of-state destination before moving firewood out of New Hampshire.
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 22 June 2021.
New Hampshire Web Resources
- Exterior Firewood Quarantine, NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food
- Firewood Page, NH Division of Forests and Lands
- Firewood Information Page, NH Bugs
- New Hampshire Firewood Quarantine
- Frequently Asked Questions on NH Firewood Quarantine
Firewood Business Related Information for New Hampshire
- Plant Protection Regulation Summary, NH
- USDA Heat Treatment Requirement for Canadian Wood
- New Hampshire Forest Action Plan 2020
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