NH department reminds residents about firewood regulations before Memorial Day weekend
CONCORD — The Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands (DRED-DFL) reminded everyone of the regulations for New Hampshire firewood imports and sales Tuesday.
DRED-DFL first warned residents and visitors that it is illegal to import untreated firewood into N.H. without a commercial or home heating compliance agreement.
One can obtain the compliance agreement from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food (DAMF) or the DRED-DFL.
Also, the department said that transporting hardwood firewood outside of Rockingham, Merrimack, Belknap and Hillsborough counties remains illegal due to the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine.
The department's notice stated that firewood is a major source of damaging insects and diseases, so the quarantine will not be lifted to protect the health of N.H. Forests.
The DRED-DFL, with help from Forest Rangers, will enforce the firewood quarantine this Memorial Day weekend by utilizing roadside checkpoints.
To find more answers regarding firewood bans and quarantines, visit the Division of Forests and Lands website or call (603)271-2214.