With colder temperatures around the corner, many of us will look for firewood to keep our homes warm during the winter months. One way to make your firewood choice more sustainable and better for your home is to source firewood that's local. If you purchase firewood that was logged more than 50 miles away, you risk bringing in invasive insects that can damage your home and the trees around your house. Often, firewood bundles sold at supermarkets or chain stores are from trees cut hundreds of miles away. Buying locally also cuts down on the carbon footprint.