North Carolina

North Carolina Summary:

North Carolina prohibits the interstate and intrastate (within state) movement of firewood (hardwood, softwood, seasoned and green) from federal and state quarantined areas to prevent the spread of invasive forest pest species. Pests targeted in North Carolina’s quarantined areas include – but are not limited to – European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis), and the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta). Firewood cannot be brought from a quarantined county into an unquarantined county within the state of North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountain National Park prohibits untreated firewood from entering the park. The Blue Ridge Parkway requires firewood to be bundled and certified if brought into the park, or campers may also collect dead and down wood from within the park. Regardless of your area’s quarantine status, the state of North Carolina urges users of firewood to purchase and use locally. All these measures are designed to prevent the introduction and/or spread of invasive forest pest species within North Carolina and neighboring states. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 8 January 2018.

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