RUTLAND - Central Vermont Chimney Sweeping does more than
just clean chimneys. They also sell bug-free, heat treated
firewood. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has emerged as a devastating
killer of ash trees in the United States and Canada. With this
problem in mind, they are following a path to help prevent the
spread of this invasive species into Vermont.
Central Vermont Chimney Sweeping has anticipated stricter
Vermont regulations regarding heat treating firewood to prevent
spread of EAB, bugs, and diseases. They are voluntarily working
with USDA to be in compliance with the heat treatment, which is 160
degrees for 75 minutes. Heat treatment is an approved method to
kill EAB in firewood and prevent its transport between regions
Contact Central Vermont Chimney Sweeping, serving the Killington
and Rutland areas, at 802-558-4336.
Photo courtesy of Central Vt. Chimney