New Jersey Summary:
Authorities in New Jersey advise that firewood should be bought and used locally to prevent the spread of pests within the state. New Jersey is under federal and state emerald ash borer quarantines regulating the movement of ash and firewood out of quarantined areas. Eight counties are now under quarantine also for the spotted lanternfly The New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry discourages visitors from bringing firewood into New Jersey State Parks. The National Park Service does not permit outside firewood to be brought into campgrounds at Delaware Water Gap. Many private campgrounds in New Jersey do not allow firewood to be brought onto their property. Several nearby state have areas under quarantine for pests such as Asian longhorned beetle, spotted lanternfly, and thousand cankers disease, and it is illegal to move any regulated items (most firewood is considered a regulated item) from quarantined zones out of those states and into New Jersey. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 18 September 2019.
New Jersey Web Resources:
- New Jersey Department of Agriculture Emerald Ash Borer Information Page
- New Jersey State Forestry Emerald Ash Borer Information Page
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit Map
- Asian Longhorned Beetle National Information
- New Jersey Department of Agriculture Press Release for Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication, April 2008
- Spotted Lanternfly Information, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
- Spotted Lanternfly Reporting Guidelines
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