Heat-Treated Firewood Program (HTFWP)

Buying Firewood

  • You should always give preference to purchasing certified heat-treated (HT) firewood.
  • Refer to the list of HT certified producers on this site web and locate the presence of the following QWEB HT mark certification:

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Here’s how you can protect our forests and tree lined streets

DON’T: Don’t transport uncertified heat-treated firewood, you may introduce an invasive pest into a new area. Remember that infested firewood may not show visible symptoms.

DO:  Buy certified heat-treated (HT) firewood. QWEB certified (HT) firewood has been treated to phytosanitary standards. Look for the QWEB HT certified mark.

DO: Use only certified het-treated (HT) firewood or use firewood from a local source (less than 80 km) where you’ll burn it.

DO: On campgrounds and parks burn firewood from local sources and leave it on-site or purchase certified heat-treated (HT) firewood. Ask the site host about firewood requirements.

DO:  If you have any questions regarding safe to move firewood or suspect a tree has a reportable pest, contact your local Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) office or visit https://www.inspection.gc.ca/pests

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