Trees are being destroyed through the transportation of invasive insects & diseases in firewood.
One of the most important things we can do to protect trees is stop moving invasive pests and diseases to new areas on firewood. It’s really that simple- don’t move firewood, and keep trees healthy and alive.Forests are great places to play, but they also keep our air clean and our water pure. We must protect them by not moving firewood, so our kids, grandkids and great-grandkids can enjoy these amazing places like we do.
Need more reasons not to move firewood?
New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases often are first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people accidentally spread these invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. Don’t risk it. Leave your firewood at home, and then buy new wood near to where you’ll burn it. Protect the places you love by not moving firewood.
The trees in forests clean our air. Every acre of healthy forest cleans pollution out of the air and reduces greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. But invasive foreign pests are killing several million native trees every year. For every tree that dies, that’s a little bit more pollution that we have to deal with. And when several million trees die, that’s just scary.
A snowflake falling in the mountains passes through trees and forests before ending up in our drinking water. Trees filter groundwater, prevent erosion, and help ensure that our lakes and streams aren’t filled with harmful pollutants.
Forests are places where one generation teaches the next about nature and life. A place of traditions and continuity down through the generations. We must protect these places before our treasured customs like fishing, camping, hunting and hiking, are gone for good.
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