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DNR Offers Tips On Buying Firewood
Firewood consumers should be aware of information about the wood and laws regarding selling firewood to help them make the best decision when purchasing firewood. It is important to only purchase firewood from a licensed business and to check their references. Different wood types have different burning qualities, such as density, ease of splitting, and coaling quality. To help prevent the spread of the invasive emerald ash borer, firewood users should refrain from transporting firewood from infested areas and from other states into Maryland. Click here for more tips.
November 14, 2007
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov