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Walnut products from Keystone Wood Specialties not restricted

On Nov. 3, due to the presence of thousand cankers disease, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture enacted a quarantine restricting the transport of certain black walnut products and hardwood firewood from six counties in Southeast Pennsylvania including Lancaster County.

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The disease affects black walnut trees and poses no threat to humans or wildlife.

As reported in Woodshop News on Nov. 12, “Nuts, processed lumber and finished wood products without bark are exempt from the quarantine.” That means products manufactured by Keystone Wood Specialties are not affected and are completely safe, according to the company.

“Because all our components, finished or unfinished, are made from processed lumber, Keystone can still attend to your orders with the same service and quality you would expect. Keystone is experiencing no shortage of processed black walnut lumber. We look forward to continuing uninterrupted service to our customers,” the company said in a statement.

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