Consider this before buying and transporting firewood

To help prevent the spread of the invasive and destructive emerald ash borer,  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people not to transport firewood into or out of town. The best way to prevent the spread of the bug is to buy firewood in the area where you plan to burn it.

Also, don’t give rides to hitchhikers dressed in emerald ash borer costumes.

The Minnesota DNR reports emerald ash borer were found in a St. Paul neighborhood this May and now threaten the 900 million plus ash trees that grow in Minnesota.

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  1. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 10/05/2009 - 10:40 am.

    All things have their dark side.

    Even wind energy alternatives bring their own invasive species. Pierce County News, Rugby North Dakota,8/13/09…while putting up 71 wind towers for local energy-project, it seems those towers came with unexpected ‘visitors’; giant Black Widow spiders, the size of a fifty cent piece. Oodles of them and those finally getting jobs, good wages building a wind farm, now have to watch their back, or the back of their neck.

    Maybe they could freeze-dry the creepy buggers and turn them into jewelry for passing tourists? Non-native species will buy anything…even non -native species.

    Anything can be recycled. Anything can be bought.

    I once recycled my ten-years of Sunday School perfect attendance pins. Turned them into dangling earings.

    Wore a neck brace afterwards for a month.

    All things have their dark side.

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