10 episodes

The spread of invasive insects and diseases through contaminated firewood is destroying trees in urban, suburban and forest areas. You can help by spreading the word about the Don't Move Firewood campaign, and sharing these funny, educational videos with your friends and colleagues. Visit the Don't Move Firewood website for more information (Spanish language site also available). Watch what you can do to save trees!

Don't Move Firewood The Nature Conservancy

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

The spread of invasive insects and diseases through contaminated firewood is destroying trees in urban, suburban and forest areas. You can help by spreading the word about the Don't Move Firewood campaign, and sharing these funny, educational videos with your friends and colleagues. Visit the Don't Move Firewood website for more information (Spanish language site also available). Watch what you can do to save trees!

    • video
    Trees, Pests & People

    Trees, Pests & People

    Trees, Pests & People is the story of three kinds of trees -- Walnut, Avocado and Ash. These trees are united by the threat of invasive insects and diseases -- forest pests from other countries that are killing trees across the nation. For the Missouri black walnuts, the threat of thousand cankers disease looms from a distance. For Florida's avocados, each passing day increases the chance that another tree will be found with the deadly laurel wilt fungus. And for the Ash trees of Baltimore, the scourge of the emerald ash borer is already a major battle. But more than the trees, this is the story of how these threats affect everyday lives, and how we can all fight the problem of invasive pests.

    • 26 min
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    Super Guardabosques y la Legion de los Bichos

    Super Guardabosques y la Legion de los Bichos

    La Legion de los Bichos pueden invadir los bosques de los Estados Unidos cuando la gente mueva la lena. Los Super Guardabosques detenen el malvado plan de los bichos, antes de los bosques seran destruidos. Despues, los Super Guardabosques ensenan el Lenador a no mueva lena por que pueda ocultar bichos como El Escarabajo Asiatico de Cuernos Largos, La Avispa de Madera Sirex, El Escarabajo Ambrosia, El Escarabajo Barrenador Esmeralda, o La Muerte Subita de Robles. This video was made by Don't Move Firewood with partial funding from USDA-APHIS and assistance from the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

    • 4 min
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    I'm Worried About America's Nuts

    I'm Worried About America's Nuts

    "It's my nuts. I'm worried about my nuts." And so begins a hilarious tromp through misunderstandings between a man concerned about the effects of moving firewood on trees and forests, and the woman he loves. We learn that Steve hasn't been keeping his wood local. Instead, he's been dragging his wood all over the place, and who knows what he's been spreading?! In the end, Steve tells us that moving firewood can spread insects and diseases that threaten America's precious nuts...including walnuts, butternuts, acorns and chestnuts. So don't move firewood, and protect your nuts.

    • 3 min
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    The Good The Bad And The Bugly

    The Good The Bad And The Bugly

    Chasing an invasive forest pest through canyons and cottonwood forests isn't easy for even the fastest of park rangers, but in this new Don't Move Firewood Western short, the bad guy beetle gets his due. In this kid friendly short video about safe campfire practices, a young boy falls asleep on the way to his campsite and dreams of a giant bug--an Asian longhorned beetle--killing trees after hitchhiking to the forest on firewood. The park ranger chases the beetle down through some beautiful Western landscapes, only to have the bug slip through his fingers in a surprise ending. When the boy wakes up, he reminds his dad to buy it where you burn it to prevent insects and diseases from spreading.

    • 32 sec
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    The Smith Family Goes Camping

    The Smith Family Goes Camping

    The Smith family goes camping but bring an uninvited guest in their pile of firewood. See why you shouldn't transport firewood.

    • 31 sec
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    Don't Spread Pests

    Don't Spread Pests

    When you move firewood, you can accidentally move pests that kill trees. Don't Move Firewood teams up with USDA-APHIS, The Nature Conservancy and the USFS to bring you this 30 second Public Service Announcement as part of Asian Longhorned Beetle Awareness Month, August 2009.

    • 31 sec

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ismilez ,

Important info here!

I agree with previous review. Great documentary. Plus, it's important that we all become vigilant and just like we may report suspicious activity, we should be researching &, if needed, reporting suspicious insects. I have always loved trees but never really considered their impact on a neighborhood and what life would be like without them. Many thanks to the people who made this documentary possible, for the great eye-opener!

arcapron ,

Lurking in the Trees

Lurking in the Trees is an excellent documentary about the infestation of the Asian Longhorn Beetle in Worcester, MA. The documentary describes the possibilities how the ALB arrived in Worcester, the identification, the infestation, the devastation of tens of thousand of maple trees, and the eradication methods used to elimate this destructive beetle.
For 8 generations my family has been producing maple syrup in New Hampshire so we know first hand why it is so importanant to monitor and more importantly education the general public about not moving firewood across state lines. In New Hampshire it is illegal to bring firewood into the state from Massachusetts and Lurking in the Trees put the exclamation point on why!
The stunning overhead images in the beginning of the documentary are a powerful reason we need to be vigilant.
Lurking in the Trees is well written, very informative, and very important.

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