It is illegal to bring firewood into the state of Oregon from a state outside of the Pacific Northwest (OR, WA, ID). Certified heat treated firewood can be brought into Oregon from states outside of the Pacific Northwest only with proper documentation. Asian gypsy moth has been detected in Washington, and this pest can be accidentally moved on firewood, underscoring the importance of using only local firewood to prevent the spread of forest pests. The Oregon Invasive Species Council and Departments of Agriculture and Forestry urge everyone in the state of Oregon to use local firewood whenever possible. Eighteen states in the Central and Eastern US prohibit bringing hardwood firewood originating from Oregon into their state, to prevent the movement of thousand cankers disease. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 8 January 2018.
Oregon Web Resources :
- Oregon Invasive Species Council Don’t Move Firewood page
- Oregon Firewood Rule, as interpreted on OregonLaws.orgs
- Example of National Forest Campground firewood recommendations, Allen Springs Campground in Deschutes NF, see “Know Before You Go” section
- Asian Gypsy Moth, Threat and Opportunity brochure (January 2016)
- Oregon Invasive Species Reporting Website
- Thousand Cankers Disease information and map archives
- Oregon State University, Oregon Forest Pest Detectors
- Oregon Department of Agriculture, Firewood page
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