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FIREWOOD: Planning on bringing your own? Please don't move Wood!
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is asking everyone to stop the spread of destructive pests by not moving firewood or other types of wood. A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. It might seem difficult to imagine, but something as simple as bringing your own firewood when you travel to or from your favourite campsite could threaten and destroy thousands, even 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. Campers who bring firewood from home may accidentally spread pests that threaten Ontario campgrounds and the health of our forests.
PLEASE Leave your firewood at home Throwing a few pieces of firewood into the trunk of the car before a camping trip might seem like a good way to plan ahead, but those logs could destroy a forest. The Asian long-horned beetle and Emerald ash borer are of particular concern. They are both recent arrivals to Canada and have no natural predators here. To prevent the spread of these pests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued Federal Ministerial Orders that prohibit the movement of specific materials, including firewood from specific areas of Ontario, Quebec and the United States. To find out if your area is regulated please visit the CFIA web site.
DID YOU KNOW? * Transportation of firewood is a common way for invasive species to spread. * 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. *The Asian Long-horned Beetle is a destructive beetle which attacks hardwood trees, including maple, elm, poplars, birch and willow. 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.
Further info can be found at www.inspection.gc.ca or call 1 866 463 6017
We have a NEW Address!
Our new address will NOT effect anything for you, (don't worry we are still here-same place) but we would like to pass it on so you update your contact info. The government is getting rid of all RR-Rural route addresses and therefore this change is required.
Parry Sound KOA Campground
276 Rankin Lake Road