You could unwittingly spread the emerald ash borer, sirex wood wasp, hemlock woolly adelgid or other wood borne invasive species. Possession of firewood from outside the area of the Allegheny National Forest is prohibited. Firewood is available at or near camping facilities.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is one of several exotic pests that are threatening the Allegheny National Forest and Pennsylvania. If you discover an EAB, please call 866.253.7189 to report it. More information can be found at:
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is threatening the ANF and Pennsylvania!
The hemlock woolly adelgid is a tiny nonnative (introduced to United States from Asia) invasive insect that is attacking and killing hemlock trees across Pennsylvania and many eastern states. The hemlock is an important part of the forest ecosystem because it provides thermal cover for wildlife; habitat for a number of arthropods, birds, and mammals; shade along streams and springs; and contributes nutrients to aquatic systems. It is also valued for its year-round green foliage and spiritual values.