Georgia Department of Agriculture



Millions of people of all ages enjoy camping. But take a few minutes before you pack that firewood for your next camping trip and consider this: you might – unintentionally – be taking an unwelcome guest with you.
The U.S. is now home to several new forest pests. Most of these pests are from other countries but have accidentally been brought here. Once these pests get established in a forested area, there is potential for them to disrupt entire ecosystems. 

Please visit the following websites for more information on wood boring pests and firewood:

     USDA Forest Service Asian Longhorned Beetle Website
     Wisconsin Firewood Website
     Emerald Ash Borer (Multi-State Effort)
     Florida Dept. of Plant Industry (Firewood Website)

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