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Natural Resources Board approves tighter firewood moving restrictions

Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Tighter restrictions were approved Wednesday for the transporting of firewood, to try and slow the spread of the tree-killing emerald ash borer.  

The state Natural Resources Board approved the new restrictions on a 5-2 vote.

Campers and others cannot bring firewood into state recreation areas from more than 10 miles away. The radius was previously 25 miles.

Out of state firewood will be allowed if it's from less than 10 miles away. Previously, all out of state firewood was banned from state parks and forests.  

DNR officials proposed the new rules, after finding evidence that the tighter restrictions can significantly slow the spread of the emerald ash borer.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)