Posts tagged firewood

Today’s Topic: Buy firewood locally to prevent spread of invasive insects

  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” When you hear the phrase “Buy local,” it typically refers to food. But folks should be looking for another local product as we get into winter: firewood. The NCDA&CS encourages people to buy firewood locally because […]

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S’mores, hot dogs and invasive species: Don’t move firewood for summer campouts

Ahhh … in case going outside into the sauna-like heat hasn’t reminded you, summer has officially arrived! Kids are out of school, meaning it’s a time to go to the pool, a time to relax and, for some families, a time to take a family vacation.  Many families may opt to explore the great outdoors […]

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Looking for the Emerald Ash Borer

You may have seen them hanging in trees along the side of the road: large, purple, sticky prisms. Based on appearance alone, you can probably think of more attractive things to hang in trees. But for the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that has already killed countless ash trees in the U.S., there could […]

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Don’t give bugs a free ride: Use local firewood

With the cold winter months comes the comforting crackle and warmth of a fire in the fireplace.  We’re also just around the corner from camping season, with campfires and s’mores to complete the experience. It’s tempting to try to save some money by hauling your own wood. But before you transport firewood, it’s important to […]

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