image: The best firewood is local firewood

Firewood information

• This hunting season, use local firewood to prevent the spread of harmful forest pests.

• Firewood can harbor invasive species such as emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and oak wilt that harm Minnesota trees. Firewood restrictions help prevent the introduction or spread of damaging invaders.

• It is against the lawexternal linkto bring unapproved firewood into any state park, state forest or day-use area. If you'd like a recreational fire in one of these settings, buy your wood from the state park where you are camping or a DNR approved firewood vendor who sells wood specifically approved for that area. Be sure to keep your receipt to show proof of purchase.

photo: Adult EABSearch for a firewood vendor | DNR destinations | Forest Health | Division of Forestry