It is against Federal and/or State law to move potentially infested materials (such as firewood) into Oklahoma from any state or region quarantined for thousand cankers disease, European gypsy moth, or imported fire ant. The Oklahoma Forestry Service strongly advises that in general, no firewood should be brought from out of state into Oklahoma, nor should residents of Oklahoma move firewood more than 50 miles from its source within the state. There is one eastern county quarantined for emerald ash borer and it is illegal to move any regulated item (firewood is considered a regulated item) into unquarantined areas. Many states in the Great Plains region near Oklahoma have areas under quarantine for pests such as emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, 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 Oklahoma. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 23 September 2019.
Oklahoma Web Resources:
- Oklahoma Forestry Services: Buy Local Firewood
- Oklahoma Forestry Services: Buy It Where You’ll Burn It
- US Forest Service Southern Region Firewood Information
- Oklahoma Agriculture, Food and Forestry Quarantines
- Oklahoma Horticultural Law and Rules booklet
- Oklahoma Forestry Services: Insect, Disease and Damage
- Oklahoma Forestry Services: Invasive Species
- Oklahoma Forestry Services: Current Tree Pests
- European Gypsy Moth North America Quarantine Map
- Thousand Cankers Disease Maps Listing
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
- Imported Fire Ant information and map archives
- Imported Fire Ant Quarantine Map
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