Firewood banks use local natural resources to help keep communities warm

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Logs cut for firewood are stacked high. There is snow on top of them.
Firewood banks may use wood salvaged from trees killed by insects and diseases. This red oak firewood was killed by oak wilt in Marquette Co. WI and was salvaged. Also ash trees killed by emerald ash borer are often used in firewood banks throughout the US. Photo courtesy of Jay Dampier

Firewood banks are like food pantries, but for wood. We learn how wood banks might be a solution for people who struggle to heat their homes and broader rural communities facing poverty.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Jay Dampier Guest
  • Clarisse Hart Guest

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