West Virginia Summary:
Authorities in West Virginia advise that firewood should be bought and used locally to slow the spread of pests found within the state. All of West Virginia is now in the federal emerald ash borer quarantine zone, which means that it is prohibited to take any untreated hardwood firewood out of West Virginia and move it to any uninfested state, county, or region. Firewood cannot be transported from central or northeastern West Virginia into the southwestern part of West Virginia due to the European gypsy moth quarantine. Hardwood firewood cannot be brought into West Virginia from any state or county with thousand cankers disease due to the interstate quarantine for that pest. Many Mid Atlantic states have areas under quarantine for pests such as emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle, and in most cases it is illegal to move regulated items (most firewood is considered a regulated item) from quarantined zones out of those states and into West Virginia. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 18 September 2019.
West Virginia Resources:
- West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Forest Health Protection Page
- West Virginia STOMP, blog July 2013
- West Virginia University Extension Firewood Page
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit Map
- European Gypsy Moth North America Quarantine Map
- West Virginia Thousand Cankers Disease State Quarantine News Release, May 2013
- Thousand Cankers Disease Information and Map Archives
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