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Title: What does "local" firewood buy you? Managing the risk of invasive species introduction

Author: Tobin, Patrick C.; Diss-Torrance, Andrea; Blackburn, Laura M.; Brown, Brian D.

Year: 2011

Publication: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 135.

Abstract: Firewood can serve as a primary vector in the transport of non-native species, particularly of wood boring insects that can be transported surreptitiously in firewood. State and Federal governments have enacted limitations on the movement of firewood as a means to limit accidental introduction of invasive species. However, it can be challenging for governments to determine an allowable distance for moving firewood, such as for recreational camping use, and regulations vary from state to state.

Last Modified: 4/21/2011

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