HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service urges eclipse travelers to not bring firewood to southern Illinois.
According to forest expert Justin Dodson, tree-killing pests can live in firewood and can cause damage to the region's forest.
The number of campers headed to southern Illinois for the eclipse presents a threat to the trees.
Campers coming to the area should not move firewood to camp sites and only buy heat-treated firewood,
Buy firewood where you plan to burn it or gather it from a site where permitted.
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