California's trees are at risk from insects and diseases that can move on firewood. In San Diego County alone, tens of thousands of oak trees have been killed due to the Gold Spotted Oak Borer, an insect researchers believe was initially brought to California on infested firewood. Other dangerous tree pests, such as the Emerald Ash Borer, have been found on firewood at California's borders.
BUY IT WHERE YOU BURN IT! That means the wood should be cut within 50 miles of where you use the wood for a fire.
For more information, go to www.firewood.ca.gov