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Transporting Firewood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by chris2879, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. chris2879

    chris2879 Member

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    I was wondering what the laws were about transporting firewood. I live in 1 state but most of my wood is in the adjacent state. As a crow fly's its only about 10-15 miles away. Is this an issue. None of it is ash wood!

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good question but here in Alaska it's not an issue.
    I'm 3,000 miles from another state LOL ;lol

    Sorry for Being a smartarse,
    Was funny to me
  3. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    In NY you can't bring anything in from out of state unless it has been kiln dried. I suspect that will be happening for more and more states.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Definitely varies from state to state and sometimes county by county.

    We had a situation where we were not allowed to move wood across a county line. That made things interesting for one fellow who lived in one county but his woodlot was directly across the road from him. However, he lived on the county line so legally he could not move his wood from one side of the road to the other.
  5. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    and that is when you become an outlaw Dennis :)

    I would imagine he was granted a reprieve for the unique situation - or just used the, "don't ask/don't tell" method.
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  6. Clyde S. Dale

    Clyde S. Dale Feeling the Heat

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    I live in PA but am close to DE and MD and scrounge in all three states. Heck, Jersey is 45 minutes from here but have never scrounged there. I am not aware of any laws preventing transport around here.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Bob, we're close to the county line but not that close. Funny though, our side of the road is in one school district and the other side in a different one. This road also happens to be the township line.
  8. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    My processing facility is 500 yards from the intersection of 3 counties in 2 different states! You'd chit if you knew what I went through when the USDA knocked on my door!
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Dang, that does not sound too good Lee. Did you offer them a drink or two?
  10. Adkjake

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    Since you are Western MA, if your "adjacent state is NYS, be aware.

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/28722.html

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