Leave Your Firewood At Home

Buy it where you burn it. Don’t give bugs a free ride!

Hauling insect-infested firewood from home dramatically speeds up the spread of invasive insects that harm our forests. An invasive insect population might spread a few miles on its own in a single year. But moving infested wood can spread the same pest hundreds of miles in a single day.

  • Pests can be in, on, or under the bark or in the wood|
  • Help protect Maine’s forests-buy wood where you burn
  • For more information, visit: www.maine.gov/firewood or send an e-mail to forestinfo@maine.gov