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Camping at SC state parks? Leave firewood home

Jun 1, 2011 8:49:00 AM - thestate.com
If you're packing up to camp at a South Carolina state park, don't pack any firewood.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that park officials say the wood people bring could have insects and diseases that could harm woodlands.

Officials say they want to prevent a recurrence of what has happened in upstate South Carolina when a species of aphids attacked trees at Table Rock State Park and the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.

The State Park Service has joined a national campaign urging people not to move firewood.

Those camping at a state park can either buy firewood from the ranger or the ranger will tell people where to buy locally.

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