The question of whether or not burning firewood is bad for the environment, depends on how it is done. People can burn responsibly and minimize the pollution their fire creates, or they can choose to disregard good burning practices and burn fires that make a lot of smoke for their neighbors to breathe. Firewood can
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People carelessly moving firewood around is to blame for the spread of many tree-killing insects and diseases that are an increasing threat to our forests. These invasive pests are being spread around the world by moving vegetation, wood products, and especially firewood, from one location to another. Serious imported diseases like Sudden Oak Death in
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Before we get into the effects of burning firewood on the environment, we first need to get some biochemistry out of the way. For those of you who are not interested in this kind of science, don’t worry it’s only two short paragraphs and very basic and simple.
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In the natural
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Sudden Oak Death or SOD is a pathogen that is infecting and killing many of our local tree species, including tanoak and live oak. SOD has infected and killed entire forests of tanoak in Sonoma, Mendocino and Southern Humboldt Counties. SOD can spread from transporting vegetation including firewood from infected areas to uninfected areas.
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