Moving Firewood

Moving firewood and other ash wood materials in areas infested with emerald ash borer is regulated by the infested states and federal government. The following information should help you determine whether or not is it acceptable to move firewood within or between states.

Risk Assessment of the Movement of Firewood within the United Statespdf (PDF, 3,315 KB)
May 2010 - USDA APHIS
Exotic and native forest pests such as Agrilus planipennis (emerald ash borer), Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian longhorned beetle), and others cause serious damage to urban and natural forests in the United States. These pests and many others disperse various distances through multiple pathways including movement of nursery stock and firewood. Firewood is a raw forest product that is widely utilized and moved throughout the United States with relatively limited consideration of the potential pests within or the associated risks. We conducted an assessment and examined factors that may affect the risk associated with the movement of firewood such as users, movement, insects and diseases, potential impact to natural and urban forests, and trends in firewood use.


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Federal Quarantine Information

Michigan: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Revision (January 7, 2014) | Firewood Scout
  Contact person: John Bedford
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Phone: (517) 284-5650

Arkansas: Map and Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Arkansas State Plant Board at (501) 225-1598

Colorado: Firewood and Pest Recommendations
  Contact person: (888) 248-5535 or email

Connecticut: Quarantine Information | Permit Application to Move Regulated Wood Articles
  Contact person: ( 203) 974-8474 or email

Georgia: Quarantine Information | Quarantine Map
  Contact person: Contact your county Extension office or email to Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at:

Illinois: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information | Firewood Regulation
  Contact person: Juliann Heminghous
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Phone: (800) 641-3934 or (217) 785-5575

Indiana: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Phone: (866) NO-EXOTIC

Iowa: Iowa Firewood Information | Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Mark Shour
ISU Extension Program Specialist
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-5963

Kansas: Quarantine Information | Permanent EAB Quarantine
  Contact person: Phone: (785) 564-6698 or

Kentucky: Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Office of the State Entomologist
Phone: (859) 257-5838

Louisiana: Contact person: Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry emergency hotline
Phone: (855) 452-5323

Maryland: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Maryland Department of Agriculture
Phone: (410) 841-5920

Massachusetts: Quarantine Information
  Contact person: EAB Hotline: (866) 322-4512 or EAB Reporting Form

Minnesota: Interactive Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Arrest-the-Pest Hotline: (888) 545-6684

Missouri: Quarantine Map
  Contact person: Collin Wamsley, State Entomologist
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Phone: (573) 751-5505

New Hampshire: Quarantine Information | Press Release
  Contact person: EAB Hotline: (800) 444-8978 or EAB Reporting Form

New Jersey: Quarantine Information
  Contact person: New Jersey Department of Agriculture at 609-406-6939

New York: Quarantine Information (Updated 5/11/2015) | Quarantine Map | Additional Quarantine Info
  Contact person: Lands and Forests - Forest Health
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-9425

Ohio: Quarantine Information
  Contact: EAB Hotline: (888)OHIO-EAB
Plant Pest Control Section: (614) 728-6400
Plant Industry Division: (614) 728-6270
Ohio Department of Agriculture: (614) 728-6200

Pennsylvania: Due to a number of EAB detections in Pennsylvania and adjacent counties in neighboring states, in April of 2011 the internal state quarantine restricting the movement of ash within Pennsylvania was rescinded. THE FEDERAL QUARANTINE ON EAB AND EXTERNAL QUARANTINE ON FIREWOOD FROM OUTSIDE PENNSYLVANIA ARE STILL IN EFFECT.
  Contact person: Dana Rhodes
Phone: (717) 772-5205

Tennessee: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information
  Contact: First, refer to the EAB Symptoms Checklist and online EAB Report Form to alert state plant and forestry officials, or call the Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture's Regulatory Services Division at 800-628-2631.

Virginia: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Office of Plant Industry Services
Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 786-3515

West Virginia: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Michael Arnold
WV Department of Agriculture
Phone: (304) 558-2212

Wisconsin: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information | Firewood Regulations
  Contact person: Phone: (800) 462-2803

Canada: Quarantine Map | Quarantine Information
  Contact person: Phone: (866) 463-6017

The transportation of invasive insects & diseases through firewood is destroying trees in urban, suburban & forest areas. See what you can do.