This species is known to cause the death of up to 80 percent of the pine trees in an area, and it could soon arrive in Missouri. Help protect our pines, whether they are in backyards, Christmas tree farms or wild forests, by learning how to identify this troublesome insect.
Why shouldn’t you transport wood across state lines? Because so far, there are few other ways to control the spread of this incredibly destructive, invasive beetle, which kills every type of ash tree—even healthy, vigorous ones.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.
Check out the featured picture and other images at the MDC Media Gallery