Newfoundland and Labrador

Many visitors to Newfoundland and Labrador come from areas regulated for invasive forest pests such as the European spongy moth, Dutch elm disease, European larch canker, and emerald ash borer. Since these and other tree pests spread to new areas when people travel with untreated firewood, it is illegal to move firewood out of a regulated area without a movement certificate from the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA). Bringing firewood into Newfoundland from other provinces in Canada, or from the US, poses serious risks to the health of Newfoundland and Labrador forests, so please use only locally sourced and/or heat-treated firewood. To prevent the spread of harmful pests both within and between provinces, the CFIA outlines some firewood rules and recommendations which are summarized on our Canada page.

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 21 July 2021.

Web Resources 

Firewood Business Related Information for Canada

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