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Old 08-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
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I have to take a bit of adifferent view on the firewood. New York has a 50 mile limit on moving firewood and I fully support it. My entire property in upstate NY is covered with ash trees. The Emerald Ash Borer is moving throughout the east, a major vector - firewood. I am going to have to deal with 50 trees or so that will die due to the borer. Most states in the east limit the moving of firewod which slows the advance.

If they gave you a problem moving diseased firewood, I'm afraid I'd have to support them.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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I don't think many camp sites allow outside fire wood to enter their campgrounds.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #13
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I don't think many camp sites allow outside fire wood to enter their campgrounds.
Most I have seen that don't supply it, yet allow the burning, say to bring your own or you can purchase if you wish too.

I have mostly stayed in provincial/state/federal sites though, and almost never in private ones.

Those border guards on both sides sure do have a great supply of firewood.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:56 AM   #14
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When you reserve a provincial site here in Ontario, as part of the reservation you enter your postal code. Then, at least if you're me, you get a page that says something like "Your home vicinity has an emerald ash borer infestation. Before you can proceed with the reservation, you must acknowledge that you know you are not allowed to bring firewood with you."

I took down about 20 trees last year, and have another 20 or so to go (and these are just the trees close enough to the house and driveway that I can't just let them fall) so I'm understanding...
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #15
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Last year we had just picked up our trailer and were heading directly accross into Washington at the Sumas crossing, We had no food what so ever other than our Salt and Pepper and Steak Spice. So the border Guard asked us if we had any food, I told him about the three items we had which were still in the back of the truck and not in the trailer. His answer was " seriously you have no food ? " I answered we just bouht the trailer and are going to hit a Grocery store after we cross the border. We were " selected" for agriculteral inspection, which wasted about a hour and a half of everyones time for hime to come back in and say " wow there is nothing in there ".
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #16
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Anyone know about shredded lettuce and shredded carrots in sealed packaging you buy hanging from Hooks bought in grocery stores? Would this be declared as plant material of any type or a prepared food?

"prepared foods for personal consumption or for family/friend gatherings is allowed. However, all fruits, vegetables, plants and plant material of any type must be declared"
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #17
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Anyone know about shredded lettuce and shredded carrots in sealed packaging you buy hanging from Hooks bought in grocery stores? Would this be declared as plant material of any type or a prepared food?

"prepared foods for personal consumption or for family/friend gatherings is allowed. However, all fruits, vegetables, plants and plant material of any type must be declared"
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Have a look at
https://epermits.aphis.usda.gov/manu...ED_ID=10577256

You will see that lettuce grown in Canada must be inspected before it can be brought into the US. If the lettuce was grown in the US you will likely need to prove it was grown in the US. (I don't know how you do that!)

The simple solution that we use is that we don't bring any fruit and vegetables into the US from Canada. We buy it in the US.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #18
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Unfortunately on a special diet here is the reason for asking, thanks for the help.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #19
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Unfortunately on a special diet here is the reason for asking, thanks for the help.
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I suggest you post a question on CBP's website: https://help.cbp.gov/app/home/search/1

They seem to be trying hard to answer questions like yours.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #20
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I too had a similar experience in early June at Sumas getting back into the U.S. They did not like my U.S. bought tangerines, even though I had been in Canada only two nights. I got the full vehicle/trailer inspection, interrupted by a half-hour office BS meeting. Lesson learned -- next time I will have NOTHING of interest to those freaking fruit nazis, and will politely tell them so.

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