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New Jersey Department of Agriculture encourages campers to purchase locally grown firewood to prevent infestations

Toms River, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 07, 2015

Making a camping check-list for the next time you hit the road? Leave the firewood at home. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture encourages those in need of firewood to purchase within 50 miles of where they will be burning it to prevent forest infestations. This includes wood purchased for use of campfires, wood stoves and fireplaces.

According to the Nature Conservancy’s “Don’t Move Firewood” website, more campgrounds and parks are being infested with tree-killing insects and diseases that are found in firewood. These infestations can destroy forests, reduce property values, and be expensive to control.

For more information, visit the Nature Conservancy’s “Don’t Move Firewood” website: http://www.dontmovefirewood.org or; http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/2014/11/12/jersey-grown-wood/18762879/.

Firewood is readily available for purchase at Surf & Stream Campground directly outside of the campground store.