Moving Firewood in Wisconsin

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

However, it is illegal to move uncertified firewood in these cases:

  • If you live in a county that has been quarantined because emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, or both have 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.
    Quarantine map showing where you can move firewood​

  • ​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.

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

    • 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: They may have their own restrictions. Check before traveling.

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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