ban on transporting walnut wood

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Blog entry by woodcraftertom posted 11-15-2014 11:33 AM 7716 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Is anyone aware that there is a ban on transporting walnut wood due to crankers disease ? The ban within many states covers new wood and some states it covers more. In Pennsylvania it covers all walnut wood including mulch ,living and dead walnut.roots,stumps etc. This ban became effective in August of this year.If you go on line to you can read the whole story.

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 01:24 AM

New that ash can not be transported to different states.

-- In His service ,Richard

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 01:32 AM

That really sucks I love walnut. That said I wish people would abide by these rules in order to protect the species nation wide. I would hate to see disease spread because some moron just had to transport his mulch or firewood over state lines (It will happen just like with ash).

-- Building quality in a throw away world.

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 01:38 AM

The following is an update of a disease that is fatal to Black Walnut trees. Depending on the spread of the disease, Black Walnut may be somewhat scarcer and more spendy.

•National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS). Purdue University. “Survey Status of Thousand Cankers Disease – Geosmithia morbida (2008 to present).” Published: 10/11/2011. Accessed: 10/13/2011.

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 02:20 AM

I do believe you can transport if the lumber has been Kiln Dry…any one know for sure?...

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 02:36 AM

I just spoke with Bell Forest Products yesterday about buying about 200 bf of Black Walnut, Ash, and Birdseye Maple for an antique car body. They said nothing about a ban on either of the woods. I am in California and they are in Michigan.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 11:20 AM

If you go to the web site I gave you will see the different states bans they all differ. Pa. is the most strict since a tree with the disease was found in Bucks County, Pa.

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