New Website helps Michigan campers locate safe firewood
Did you know that moving firewood from one section of the state to another is one of the most effective ways to expose the forests to dangerous pests and diseases? Invasive insects like the emerald ash borer or the Asian longhorned beetle can hitchhike their way from an infested area by riding along in the firewood carried by unsuspecting campers.
The Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council, the USDA Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center, and Michigan State University's Department of Forestry have launched the new site www.firewoodscout.org to help outdoor enthusiasts find firewood close to where they camp, hunt, fish, and relax. Help protect Michigan's forests. Buy it where you burn it.