Thursday, 22 May 2008

Firewood & Campfires




Firewood often contains insects and plant diseases. People who bring firewood from home may accidentally spread those diseases that threaten the health of our forest. The Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer are of particular concern. They are both recent arrivals to Canada and without natural controls here. To prevent infestation and on the advice of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) we have implemented a ban on firewood from outside the park. No firewood of any kind may be brought onto the Bare Oaks property. No standing tree, whether alive or dead, can be cut without permission. Firewood that has been cut on our lot is available for sale through the store.

Click here for information on the Asian Longhorned Beetle

Click here for information on the Emeral Ash Borer

For more information on plant pests:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/pestrava/pestravae.shtml

For everyone’s safety, campfires must be limited to approved firepits. Always keep your fire under control and never leave it alone. Depending on the conditions, the municipality/region may implement a fire-ban. Please check with the office before lighting a fire.