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DNR tightens wood rules

The Natural Resources Board agreed last week on rules for firewood movement onto state lands that are aimed at reducing the risk of introduction of invasive pests and diseases, including reducing the distance from which visitors may bring in firewood from the current 25 miles to 10 miles.

“Firewood is the primary way many tree-killing invasive pests and diseases are being moved long distances,” said Andrea Diss-Torrance, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forest health specialist. “By getting firewood near where you will use it or using certified firewood,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:07 PM

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