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Trees, Pests & People

Trees, Pests & People is the story of three kinds of trees -- Walnut, Avocado and Ash. These trees are united by the threat of invasive insects and diseases -- forest pests from other countries that are killing trees across the nation. For the Missouri black walnuts, the threat of thousand cankers disease looms from a distance. For Florida's avocados, each passing day increases the chance that another tree will be found with the deadly laurel wilt fungus. And for the Ash trees of Baltimore, the scourge of the emerald ash borer is already a major battle. But more than the trees, this is the story of how these threats affect everyday lives, and how we can all fight the problem of invasive pests.

This video was made by The Nature Conservancy with funding from USDA-APHIS. For more information on these pests, and what you can do to help, visit www.dontmovefirewood.org.

Help stop the spread of invasive pests & diseases by not transporting firewood from one region to another.

Buy it where you burn it!

California Firewood Task Force

Forest Pathologist Martin MacKenzie talks about the danger of transporting invasive pests when moving firewood from one area to another.

California Firewood Task Force

Mark Hoddle, director of the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, is looking for a way to save the state's oak trees from an invasive threat: the goldspotted oak borer beetle, which has killed up to 80,000 trees in Southern California. Hoddle's research sends him around world in search of natural enemies that can combat the goldspotted oak borer and the 10 new species non-native insects that establish themselves in California each year.

Center for Invasive Species Research

The world famous, extreme skier Glen Plake talks about the importance of keeping trees and forests healthy on the ski slopes. In Don't Move Firewood's first celebrity video, Glen shows off his killer mohawk and sweet mogul skills while educating you on how buying local firewood will prevent the spread of invasive insects and diseases.

This video was made by Don't Move Firewood with support and funding from The Nature Conservancy, USDA APHIS, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and private foundations. Many thanks to Glen Plake for his time and effort!

Speaking in his native tongue, Glen Plake talks about keeping trees and forests healthy by not moving firewood. In Don't Move Firewood's first celebrity video spoken entirely in Bro language, Glen communicates with his people about how much he likes to shred the pow, ski the gnar, and trip out on the big hills...while educating you on how buying local firewood will prevent the spread of invasive insects and diseases. As Don't Move Firewood always says, "Don't take wood from the hood -- jack it when you get there."

This video was made by Don't Move Firewood with support and funding from The Nature Conservancy, USDA APHIS, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and private foundations. Many thanks to Glen Plake for his time and effort!

As nights get chilly, many people heat their homes with a warm wood fire. When you purchase firewood, consider these tips from the County of Marin and University of California Cooperative Extension Marin.

County of Marin and University of California Cooperative Extension Marin

When you move firewood, you can accidentally move insects and diseases that kill trees. Many communities around the USA and Canada have seen this happen in their own backyards - what starts as a few dead trees can quickly turn into a whole neighborhood or forest riddled with dying trees. Don't move firewood, and keep the damage from these pests minimized.

Don't Move Firewood

The Legion of Bugs plot to infiltrate America's forests when people move firewood. The Super Park Rangers come to the rescue when they interrupt the Legion of Bug's evil plan, fight off the invasive insects and diseases before they can infest the trees, and educate a local firewood cutter on the importance of not moving firewood. Featured Legion of Bugs members include the Asian longhorned beetle, sirex woodwasp, emerald ash borer, goldspotted oak borer, ambrosia beetle, and sudden oak death.

This video was made by Don't Move Firewood with partial funding from USDA-APHIS and assistance from the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

Remember that big tree in back of your house growing up? All our trees are threatened by foreign pests and diseases which are spread when people move firewood.

Don't Move Firewood