Why Firewood Restrictions?
Emerald ash borer (EAB) and many other forest pests and diseases can be accidentally transported in firewood. In order to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests, state statute was amended by commissioner's order in March 2011 banning all firewood in state-owned camping facilities unless approved by the DNR (Minnesota Statute, section 89.551, Sec. 2).
Approved firewood is:
- wood harvested in Minnesota not more than 50 miles from the state-administered lands where it will be burned
- kiln-dried, unpainted, unstained dimensional lumber.