Moving Firewood in Wisconsin

​​​It is sometimes legal to move firewood, but it is always a bad idea to move uncertified firewood, because of the risk of carrying insect pests and tree diseases to new areas. 

It is not legal to move uncertified firewood:

  • If you live in a county that has been quarantined because of gypsy moth has been found there, you cannot move firewood to a county that is not quarantined – even if you are taking it to property that you own. Gypsy moth quarantine map

  • ​If you are camping on public lands or in some private campgrounds, there are restrictions on bringing uncertified firewood with you.

    • ​State parks, forests and recreation areas and state managed lands: Firewood must be from within 10 miles of the property. Details

    • Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest: Firewood must be from within 25 miles. Details

In addition, in:
  • City, town or county campgrounds, local restrictions may be in place. Check with the campground manager before taking firewood to these sites. Remember, even if there are no local restrictions, you cannot bring firewood from home if you live in an EAB or gypsy moth quarantine county.

  • Private campgrounds may have their own restrictions. Check before traveling.

All Wisconsin counties are now quarantined for emerald ash borer. You can legally move firewood from counties that are quarantined only for EAB, not gypsy moth. However, we strongly recommend that you not do so because of the risk of transporting other pests and diseases. You cannot take firewood from EAB quarantined counties to unquarantined counties in other states. 

C​ertified firewood

​It is always legal to move DATCP-certified firewood. It is clearly labeled, and is available at many retail locations or directly from firewood dealers. 

List of currently certified dealers

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