Invasive insect species have been wiping out tree species all over the country by creating serpentine tunnels inside the tree, making them weak and susceptible to breakage and death. In Pennsylvania, the emerald ash borer insect is close to wiping out more than 300 million ash trees. If a tree does fall on your property and you decide to turn it into firewood, use it only at your own home. Do not share infected wood with neighbors, and especially don’t bring it if you go camping. It is actually illegal in some places to move any firewood from trees, logs, limbs, branches and roots from state to state.
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