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Plant Health controls apply to a wide range of wood products, including firewood. These controls are in place to prevent the spread of pests and pathogens that would be ecologically and economically damaging if introduced to Great Britain (GB). Import controls are tree species specific, and may vary according to the country of origin and by the type of wood or wood product imported. This Guide explains the current rules for regulated firewood (including kindling) entering GB, and covers imports from countries outside the European Union (EU), as well as consignments originating in other EU member States.

The latest version of this guide has been published by the Forestry Commission.

Tree breeding
Publication type
Plant Health
Publication owner
Forestry Commission