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Northern Virginia Free Hardwood Heads-Up

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by BrotherBart, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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  2. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw New Member

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    Holy crap! That seems much too good to be true, but it's got me thinkin' hard about a road trip! If I had a trailer for the minivan I'd be pickin' a load up on the way back from visiting the family for turkey day!
  3. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    I saw that, and that Montgomery County was listed also. But I assumed it was somehow or another not what it seemed and didn't call. That, and my neighbor just cut down an oak tree.
  4. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw New Member

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    The ad has been flagged, big surprise! Can you say "WAY too good to be true?" %-P
  5. DavidV

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    I never got to see the add. what did it say?
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    That may mean nothing. Some unscrupulous competitors will flag each others ads.
  7. pulldownclaw

    pulldownclaw New Member

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    Yeah, but did you see the ad? It said something like "60 cords of free hardwoods delivered to your door!".
  8. Cluttermagnet

    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    It does sound way too good to be true. Further, the Fairfax County area in Northern Virginia is under a firewood quarantine due to the Emerald Ash Borer. There are local outbreaks in Northern Virginia and in Prince Georges County. MD. It's either outright illegal or at least pretty inconsiderate to move firewood out of these areas. Too bad, as the majority of local free firewood ads in Craig's List are from that area. BTW I have even seen warning ads in Craig's List to that effect. They are trying real hard to get the word out and stop folks from spreading the problem around.
  9. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    It's outright illegal, for both Fairfax and PG, but I suspect most folks have no idea. And given that the EAB has never really been stopped (short of simply cutting down every ash tree), I expect the whole region will wind up like MI-OH eventually.
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