New York Summary:
New York firewood regulations prohibit bringing untreated firewood into the state and limit the transport of untreated NY grown firewood to no more than 50 miles from its source or origin. Untreated firewood purchased from a producer/retailer in New York must be accompanied by documentation that includes the producer’s name, address, and firewood source. Individuals that cut firewood for their own personal use must fill out a self-issued certificate of origin, available here, when transporting the firewood. If you are a firewood dealer, you must provide documentation of the firewood’s source to your customers. Heat treated firewood may move freely within New York, but must be heated to a core temperature of 71°C (160°F) for 75 minutes and clearly labeled. Federal quarantines pertaining to emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle are in effect, further limiting the transport of firewood out of specific areas. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 17 September 2019.
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 and burning local firewood through their campaign buylocalburnlocal.ca.
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.
New York Resources:
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Firewood and Invasive Insects
- Firewood & Invasive Species: NY State Firewood Transportation Laws summary information from Adirondacks.net
- New York State Parks Camping Firewood Regulations
- Letchworth State Park Firewood Regulations
Pest Specific Resources and Links:
- Asian longhorned beetle New York page
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
- Spotted lanternfly general information from New York Invasive Species Information
- Spotted lanternfly threatens NY apple, grape and hop crops (press release December 6 2017)
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