THE THREAT

Tree-killing insects and diseases.

Invasive, tree-killing beetles tunnel into trees and eat their insides. Leaf-munching caterpillars can strip trees of their leaves, leaving those trees vulnerable to other pests and diseases that could kill them.

What's at risk.

Your backyard and neighborhood trees and shrubs, America's forests, and jobs supported by the forestry industry—not to mention your ash baseball bat and breakfast maple syrup. Wildlife that depends on forest ecosystems could also suffer.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Buy Local, Burn Local.

Deny these hitchhikers a free ride in your firewood. Buy firewood where you burn it. If you must move firewood (even just a short distance), make sure it has been heat treated to kill any pests that might have been in or on it.