January 12, 2011
On January 1, 2011, a new regulation went into effect in Iowa requiring that anyone who sells or distributes firewood in the state must have it labeled with the county and state of origin. The county of origin means where the wood was harvested and not the mailing address of the seller. The labeling requirement applies to both packaged firewood and bulk firewood. The bulk firewood harvest location can be included on the delivery ticket. This rule applies to any length of tree that has been cut and intended for burning.
In May, 2010, four larvae of the invasive beetle, emerald ash borer (EAB), were found under the bark of one ash tree growing on Henderson Island in the Mississippi River, in northeast Allamak