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Forum staff reports, Published April 05 2013

Fargo firewood inspections to begin on Monday

FARGO – In an effort to manage the spread of Dutch elm disease, the Fargo Forestry Department will begin inspecting firewood next week at homes around the city.

Dutch elm disease destroyed more than 300 elm trees in Fargo last year, according to a release form the city.

Storing or transporting elm wood with bark attached is prohibited by Fargo city ordinance.

If residents want to use elm as firewood, the bark must be completely removed. To dispose of logs containing bark, place them on the boulevard for pickup by Friday and notify the Forestry Department at (701) 241-8104.

To learn more about Dutch elm disease and the Fargo Forestry Department, visit www.cityoffargo.com/forestry.