Camping is one of a number of popular summer activities for families to enjoy in Wisconsin and frequently involves campfires. In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) strongly urges you to leave your firewood at home.
A number of Wisconsin counties have firewood quarantines due to pests such as emerald ash borers and gypsy moths, which can be harmful to forests, including Wisconsin’s North Woods. To prevent the spread of such pests, DATCP encourages you to “buy it where you burn it,” which means buying firewood for your campfire when you reach your camping destination.
For more information on preserving Wisconsin woods and pests such as emerald ash borers and gypsy moths, please visit DATCP’s website. Happy Camping!