firewood http://wxpr.org en Tighter State Firewood Restrictions Begin June 1 http://wxpr.org/post/tighter-state-firewood-restrictions-begin-june-1 <p>The effort to slow the spread of forest pests and diseases by transporting firewood gets ramped up next week.</p><p>The DNR's Coleen Robinson King says firewood restrictions close the allowable purchase circle even tighter...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....as of June 1, the firewood allowed on state-managed properties will need to come from within 10 miles of that property. That means it should be harvested within 10 miles of that property...."</u></i></p></blockquote><p>The former restricted zone was 25 miles.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 04:32:00 +0000 Ken Krall 18775 at http://wxpr.org Tighter State Firewood Restrictions Begin June 1 Officials Warn Travelers Of EAB Risk http://wxpr.org/post/officials-warn-travelers-eab-risk <p>State agriculture officials want travelers to remember the risk of spreading emerald ash borer through firewood.&nbsp; Just in time for the start of the summer tourism season, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has declared it Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.&nbsp;</p><p>Spokesperson Donna Gilson says the beetles can travel a mile or two on their own.&nbsp; But humans have helped them spread much farther.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 23:49:38 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18555 at http://wxpr.org Officials Warn Travelers Of EAB Risk Deer Hunters: Leave Firewood At Home http://wxpr.org/post/deer-hunters-leave-firewood-home <p>The “buy where you burn” principle still applies in hunting season. &nbsp;</p><p>The Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection is reminding hunters not to haul firewood long distances when they head to their deer camps.&nbsp;</p><p>Department spokesperson Donna Gilson says doing so could introduce new pests to an area.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“There’s always that temptation to bring firewood with you because you’ve got some right in your backyard. IT’s never a good idea to haul firewood around the state.&nbsp; And in some cases it may actually be illegal to do so.”</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10645 at http://wxpr.org Deer Hunters: Leave Firewood At Home