Play Your Part
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) is an invasive insect which attacks and eats the leaves of over 300 different trees and shrubs. It is a serious threat to BC’s fruit industry including blueberry, cherry and apple production.Learn more
Moving firewood can spread invasive species and diseases that can severely impact our environment and economy.
BC’s forests are threatened by non-native insects that can damage large numbers of trees, and new infestations of harmful insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks.
Two examples of introduced insects – Gypsy moth and Asian longhorned beetle (PDF poster) – are wood-infesting species that can be transported long distances in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects can become established and damage local trees. It’s important that we work together to stop the spread of these insects and protect our forests and trees.
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Don’t Move Firewood
Instead, only buy or burn local firewood. Moving firewood, to or from a campground or cabin, can spread invasive species and diseases that can destroy our forests and harm our air and water. Protect our forests by keeping firewood local.