October is Firewood Month and it is a great time to remind us of the simple actions we can take to help reduce the spread of forest pests and diseases, like beech bark disease or oak wilt, or keep new pests from entering Michigan, like Asian longhorned beetle or spotted lanternfly. You can help by:
- Leaving firewood at home
- Gathering firewood at your campsite, if permitted
- Buying local firewood where you’ll burn it
- Buying certified firewood
- Leaving unused firewood at your campsite- don’t take it home
Remember, your firewood choices matter and can save trees from forest pests! Learn more at www.dontmovefirewood.org and www.michigan.gov/invasives.