It is against Pennsylvania’s regulations to bring out-of-state firewood into the state. Nearly all types of out-of-state firewood are prohibited via this regulation- hardwood, softwood, kiln-dried, seasoned and green. Packaged heat treated firewood with a stamp showing treatment of at least core temperature of 160°F for a minimum of 75 minutes is permitted. Pennsylvania’s State Parks strongly discourage bringing any firewood into the parks from outside of the parks, and the National Park Service doesn’t allow firewood to be brought into campgrounds at Delaware Water Gap. There are also multiple county and regional quarantines that prohibit the movement of firewood in and around Pennsylvania, including strict restrictons around District Township and Pike Township in Berks County due to the Spotted Lanternfly infestation discovered in 2014. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 21 March 2016.
Pennsylvania Web Resources:
- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Firewood page
- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Firewood Advisory
- Pennsylvania Order of Quarantine, Firewood
Pennsylvania Forest Pest Information:
- Spotted lanternfly information, Pennsylvannia Department of Agriculture
- Emerald ash borer information, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
- Thousand Cankers Disease information, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
- Thousand Cankers Disease National information and map archives
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