Firewood Information for ALB Quarantine Zones of Clermont County
For more information contact the USDA/ODA ALB Program Office in Amelia at 513-381-7180 or visit 1761‐A State Route 125, Amelia, OH 45102.
The terms of the quarantine are as follows: While you can continue to care for your trees as you have in the past, you are not to remove any regulated articles from the regulated area (see map). Additionally, only those companies that are covered by a compliance agreement with ODA, are permitted to work with regulated articles within the regulated area. Regulated articles include: Firewood, stumps, roots, branches, debris and other material living, dead, cut, or fallen from all hardwood species; and green lumber, nursery stock and logs of the following genera: Acer (maple), Aesculus (horse chestnut), Albizia (mimosa), Betula (birch), Celtis (hackberry), Cercidiphyllum (katsura), Fraxinus (ash), Koelteria (golden raintree), Platanus (sycamore), Populus (poplar), Salix (willow), Sorbus (mountain ash), and Ulmus (elm).
Taken from the USDA-APHIS and Ohio Department of Agriculture, ALB Eradication Program Guidelines.
Also, remember that Emerald Ash Borer is prevelant in Clermont and everyone is encouraged to NOT move firewood. Moving firewood moves bugs and diseases into new habitats.
Control your tree population “Don’t Move Firewood”