Warm Up With Local Logs To Protect NC Forests

North Carolina forestry officials are asking residents to warm up with local logs this winter to reduce the threat of invasive bugs.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that when firewood is imported into the state from far-flung locales around the world, exotic insects come with it.

Officials say invasive bugs brought in firewood shipments have been attacking North Carolina forests. Bugs such as the Asian redbay ambrosia beetle can kill entire trees by burrowing into the wood to lay eggs and leaving a damaging fungus.

Forestry officials say North Carolinians should only burn wood gathered within 50 miles of home.

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