A new study on the risk of moving firewood
Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.
USDA APHIS has recently released a risk assessment on the long-distance movement of firewood. It has been known for a while that moving firewood helped spread emerald ash borer from Michigan to other states, including some jumps of hundreds of miles. You can read the APHIS assessment at: www.emeraldashborer.info under “Moving Firewood.”
Dr. Smitley's work is funded in part by MSU's AgBioResearch.