(Preston) Firewood sales have been up this winter, thanks to the bitter cold temperatures. Derek Heiar of Iowa Firewood Products says they've been busy, making shipments all over the country. Some of the wood is from ash trees, -which he says is fine to use- as long as its heat-treated like all the other woods, to kill the emerald ash borer.
"Once we do that stuff then we are able to ship wood outside the quarantined area."
He says the spread of the emerald ash borer has not impacted his line of work all that much yet, because most of the ash trees that are coming down, are not being re-purposed for the firewood.
Iowa Radio Network