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Firewood Quarantine

Moving firewood can introduce invasive insects and pathogens that threaten New Hampshire’s forests. Firewood is particularly problematic because many people move firewood, it can be moved long distances, it is used incrementally, and it is often allowed to age on site, providing a long period of time over which pests can emerge. Emerald ash borer was likely introduced to New Hampshire from infested firewood moved into the state.  Other pests moved in firewood also threaten our forests, including:  Asian longhorned beetle, brown spruce longhorn beetle, Sirex woodwasp, spotted lanternfly, and others.

Exterior Firewood Quarantine

Exterior firewood quarantine, effective July 18, 2011.

For more information on the firewood quarantine, please see the links below:

Note: Vermont has declared a statewide emerald ash borer quarantine. As such, it is a violation of federal law to move hardwood firewood from Vermont into Carroll, Cheshire, Coös, Grafton, or Sullivan counties in New Hampshire. Wood that has been federally-certified as heat-treated is exempt from this prohibition. Additionally, transporting any firewood into the State of New Hampshire from out-of-state requires a compliance agreement. The State of New Hampshire is not currently issuing compliance agreements for transportation of firewood from Vermont. Vermont also has an exterior firewood quarantine prohibiting the transportation of firewood into Vermont.

Interior Firewood Quarantine

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109