What can I do to protect native trees from invasive insects and diseases?

One simple thing Nevadans can do to help protect native trees from invasive insects and diseases is to only use local firewood, or firewood that was acquired from within 50 miles of your fireplace. When buying firewood to use at home or out on a trip, ask the seller where the wood is from. If they can’t answer the question or if the answer indicates the wood has traveled more than 50 miles, don’t purchase it! Burning nonlocal wood can introduce invasive pests and can destroy forests and reduce property values. For more information, read University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Carson City/Storey County Extension Educator JoAnne Skelly’s article “Buy Local, Burn Local.”