MADISON (WKOW) -- Officials at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plan to ask for permission to tighten restrictions on firewood movement.
DNR rules currently prohibit people from bringing firewood onto state property that isn't certified as treated for disease, came from further than 25 miles away or outside of the state.
DNR foresters now want to amend those rules to ban firewood from further than 10 miles away and lift the out-of-state prohibition. They say the 10-mile boundary will slow the spread of invasive species such as the emerald ash borer and make the out-of-state ban unnecessary.
DNR officials plan to ask the Natural Resources Board at an October 24 meeting in Madison for permission to draft the new regulations.
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