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Firewood - Burn It Where You Buy It

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Firewood’s impact on Calgary trees

Let’s say you’re camping in Waterton, having a fire pit in Red Deer, or a BBQ in Drumheller and you don’t burn all the wood you bought. There’s no harm in bringing it back to Calgary…right?

When you transport untreated firewood between locations – even just a few kilometres, you can be giving tree diseases and insects a free ride. These pests can damage and kill our trees, having a huge negative impact on Calgary’s urban forest.

Thanks to vigilance and your hard work, Alberta is still free of Dutch Elm Disease – one of those pests that firewood transport can spread. Help keep YYC’s trees healthy and pest-free.

It’s easy to remember: Burn it Where You Buy It! Looking for info on firepit safety within Calgary?