Don’t Move Firewood [Videos]
You might ask “why is this nature blogger nagging everyone about firewood”? Back in December the state passed a new regulation on the movement of firewood and I am afraid that this new rule will be ignored or forgotten by the next person who enjoys their campfire! I am now doing my part in helping everyone understand why it is dangerous to move firewood long distances!!
Over the past15 years we have seen many exotic insects move through an area and infested millions of trees. Many of these species like the Sirex Wood Wasp, Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer are some of the more popular aliens that have attacked our trees. Most of this firewood hype started with the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Michigan area! It is now only a matter of time till this evil insect arrives in New York State to kill our Ash trees. I feel confident that when it does arrive that it will be transported here by means of a pickup-truck.
The Nature Conservancy has found a wonderful approach in making some videos fun but still providing the educational details regarding the importance of not moving firewood. This next video with the Smith family going camping is my one of my favorites!!
Don’t you love that guy in that Emerald Ash Borer outfit? he he he . . . The Nature Conservancy have a handful of other videos that follow a similar theme that you should check out!! Ok, this video “Behind the Bug” will also make you smile when you watch it!
We are not saying that you can’t enjoy your Campfires . . . just purchase your firewood from a local retailer that cuts locally. Think how much money you could save by not hauling firewood in the back of your vehicle!!
Thanks to the Nature Conservancy for use of their Don’t Move Firewood videos who own the copyright of the videos (they were posted with permission)!
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