Please Leave Your Firewood At Home.
A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. Transportation of firewood is a common way for invasive species to spread as they remain hidden under the bark where you can't see them. Bringing firewood from home may accidentally spread pests that threaten Ontario campgrounds and the health of our forests.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued Federal Ministerial Orders that prohibit the movement of specific materials, including firewood and any material made from ash trees, from specific areas of Ontario, Quebec and the United States The emerald ash borer, on its own, does not move very far. Hidden in the bark of trees, this tiny hitchhiker has traveled with many an unsuspecting camper and as a result has killed millions of ash trees across Canada. You could face penalties of up to $50,000 and/or prosecution if you move firewood out of an area regulated for a quarantine pest without prior approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.