This webinar is part of a series for National Invasive Species Awareness Week hosted by the National Association of Invasive Plant Councils.
Unfortunately, firewood is a common vector for the spread of many forest and tree pests throughout North America. Join us for a combined NISAW and Firewood Outreach Coordinating Initiative webinar discussing the various effective (and potentially ineffective) ways that firewood is treated in order to prevent the spread of forest pests. We will bring in experts from the private sector and USDA APHIS to talk about their efforts to slow the spread of invasive species through better firewood treatment. Comparisons of low energy treatments such as debarking, seasoning, soaking, and solarizing will be contrasted with heat treatment at various levels.