[Sca-cooks] Firewood Import/Export Ban at Pennsic

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Fri Jun 29 17:57:19 PDT 2007

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Subject: [MR] Firewood Ban at Pennsic

> A particularly nasty pest has been found in PA, near Pennsic. As a result,
> the PA Dept of Agriculture has banned import or export of live ash trees
or any
>  firewood into the area around Pennsic. The article can be found at:
> _http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07179/797791-113.stm_
> (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07179/797791-113.stm)
> >From the story:
> "State officials yesterday banned the transportation of ash trees and
> firewood into or out of Allegheny, Butler, Beaver and Lawrence counties
after an
> emerald ash borer -- a tiny green beetle from Asia -- was discovered in a
> in Cranberry.
> ~snip~
> Because of the difficulty in distinguishing between species of firewood,
> campers are being asked to use only locally harvested firewood, which
should all
> be burned on-site and not carried to new locations. All types of hardwood
> firewood, including ash, oak, maple and hickory, are considered
> ~gise

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