Tree question....

Coach

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I was thinking of taking some trees, particularly some of the pines, on my farm in TN and planting at my home in MI. The tornado last March took all of my mature trees. One of my sons told me he was pretty sure it was illegal to transport trees or even firewood. Anyone know?
 

Camp David

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Coach, seems that was limited to ash trees?

http://www.ucsusa.org/action/alerts/tel ... ewood.html

America�s forests are threatened by the spread of invasive forest diseases and insects, especially several wood-boring insects, such as the emerald ash borer (EAB), Asian long-horned beetle (ALB), and Sirex woodwasp. These highly destructive pests can kill large numbers of trees and threaten the forest resources upon which we all depend. The emerald ash borer, alone, has already killed more than 20 million ash trees in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana�and it�s spreading!

In an attempt to contain the infestations, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the federal agency charged with regulating invasive species, has established quarantines regulating the movement of infested and susceptible firewood, wood, and trees from infested states and areas. Some states in the areas hit by emerald ash borer and other forest pests no longer allow campers to bring firewood into state campgrounds or recreation areas.

These broad prevention efforts are hard to enforce and don�t cover other areas and species not yet regulated; they are also seriously undermined by the small-scale, unintentional movement of firewood by individuals.

Therefore, the volunteer actions of individuals to help prevent and stem the spread of these invasive pests are very important.

What You Can Do
Since these invasive pests can be transported long distances within infested firewood, you can help protect America�s forests by not transporting firewood.

Spread the message, not the pest. Take the Firewood Pledge today and then tell your family and friends.

Pledge to:

Use firewood you obtain locally
Don�t transport firewood from home (e.g., across county lines, especially to second homes such as summer houses, cottages, cabins and hunting shacks);
Don�t take firewood home that you got elsewhere
If you�ve already transported firewood, don�t leave it or bring it home � burn it!
 

Diehard Hunter

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I would check with the Michigan DNR of Forest dept. laws are different everywhere. Better to be safe than sorry.
 

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Well, TN has this program where you can buy seedling trees, lots of varities, pretty cheap. I would wager the Michigan DNR/forestry/something has a similar program. I don't think the TN program would look favorable on buying here and planting in Michigan, but who knows, ask and it will be answered.
 

Coach

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DaveB said:
Well, TN has this program where you can buy seedling trees, lots of varities, pretty cheap. I would wager the Michigan DNR/forestry/something has a similar program. I don't think the TN program would look favorable on buying here and planting in Michigan, but who knows, ask and it will be answered.

Yeah, I don't want to buy there and bring here...I just thought it would be really cool to have some trees from the cabin here at my MI place....Michigan does have that program
 
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