Lawn and Range Residents – Firewood concern

If you will be living on the Lawn or Range this year, please play close attention to this note.  The Emerald Ash Borer is an insect that aggressively attacks ash trees, killing trees in one to three years.  The web site of a Michigan Firewood alert states that the “Emerald Ash Borer can become established in an area when infested firewood is transported to a new area.”

This is of particular concern to the University and you because many of the trees on the Lawn are Ash trees.  The Emerald Ash Borer is now in the Washington DC area.  The quarantine on fire wood extends as close as Fredericksburg.

What we ask is that you do not bring any firewood for use in your room with you from home! Please plan to purchase it locally after you have arrived.  The University may provide you with information on approved local providers following the Fall Semester Opening.

Again, please do not transport any fire wood from home to Grounds….

Thank you.


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