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
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.

Federal Quarantine Information

EAB Quarantine MapClick for most recent quarantine map

State Quarantine Information


Contact person:
Arkansas State Plant Board at (501) 225-1598


Contact person:
(888) 248-5535 or email


Contact person:
Contact your county Extension office or email to Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at:


Contact person:
Juliann Heminghous
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Phone: (800) 641-3934 or (217) 785-5575


Contact person:
Phone: (866) NO-EXOTIC


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


Contact person:
Phone: (785) 564-6698 or email


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


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


Contact person:
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Phone: (410) 841-5920


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


Contact person:
John Bedford
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Toll Free: (800) 292-3939
Office: (517) 284-5650
Cell: (517) 243-1247
Contact form


Contact person:
Arrest-the-Pest Hotline: (888) 545-6684


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


Contact person:
If you suspect you may have EAB in your ash trees, email or call (402) 471-2351 or the national EAB hotline at (866) 322-4512.

New Hampshire:

Contact person:
EAB Hotline: (800) 444-8978 or EAB Reporting Form

New Jersey:

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

New York:

Contact person:
Lands and Forests - Forest Health
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
Phone: (518) 402-9425


Contact person:
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


  • 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

Rhode Island:

Contact person:
Please contact either Liz Duguay , DEM/Agriculture at (401) 222-2718 x4510, or Paul Ricard, DEM/ Forest Environment at (401) 568- 2248 x17.


Contact person:
First, refer to the EAB Symptoms Checklist and then call the Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture's Consumer and Industry Services Division at 800-628-2631.


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

Washington DC:

Contact person:
Matthew Travis
APHIS State Plant Health Director
Phone: (410) 631-0073

West Virginia:

Contact person:
Michael Arnold
WV Department of Agriculture
Phone: (304) 558-2212


Canada (Ontario and Quebec):

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.

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