In February 2018, Vermont confirmed its first known location of emerald ash borer in the state, in northern Orange County. Please visit https://vtinvasives.org/eab to learn more about the response to this situation, as it progresses. Vermont prohibits bringing untreated firewood into the state. Nearly all types of firewood are prohibited, including: hardwood, softwood, seasoned, and green. Heat treated firewood is permitted if it has a label or other certification showing that it was heated to a core temperature of 160°F for 75 minutes. To learn more about this rule, please visit Vermont’s State Firewood Quarantine. Additionally, authorities advise that firewood cut within the state of Vermont should be kept as local as possible to help slow the spread of pests already present in limited areas.This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 28 February 2018.
Vermont’s Web Resources:
- Vermont Invasives, Emerald ash borer information page
- Vermont’s State Firewood Quarantine
- Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation Firewood Rule
- Vermont Invasives website
- VT Invasives Facebook page
- Having Fun with Outreach at the Vermont Flower Show, blog, March 2017
- Vermont Firewood Awareness Week – A Blazing Success! blog, June 2015
- Asian longhorned beetle Massachusetts page
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit map
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