Invasive forest pests and diseases are easily spread through the movement of firewood. By transporting untreated firewood even a few kilometers, you could be spreading invasive species without knowing. Emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian long-horned beetle (ALHB) are two species that have spread through the movement of firewood. EAB has been responsible for killing millions of ash trees throughout Canada.
Don’t let these pests join you on your next vacation. They are a serious threat to Ontario’s forests and wildlife. Any firewood brought in by visitors may cause the spread of insects and disease. When planning your next camping trip, plan to buy your firewood locally.