Public input sought on firewood quarantine to combat ash borer – MA

PITTSFIELD — The state may restrict the movement of certain wood products in an effort to prevent a tree-destroying beetle found in Dalton this summer from spreading across the state.

Tonight, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will discuss the establishment of a quarantine area within the state in the hope of keeping the emerald ash borer at bay. The quarantine would limit the movement of firewood and other wood products under certain conditions, according to the DCR.

The state agency will seek public comment on the plan during a meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Athen aeum, corner of East Street and Wendell Avenue, in Pittsfield. READ FULL STORY>>

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