Invasive Tree Pests

Invasive tree pests are insects and diseases that are not native to Missouri. These pests can easily travel in firewood. You can help protect our forests by purchasing firewood where you plan to burn it.

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Asian Long-Horned Beetle Control

These invasive beetles kill hardwood trees. Learn to identify their signs and help keep them out of Missouri.

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Emerald Ash Borer Management

Emerald ash borer is an exotic beetle that kills ash trees. Learn to identify and report EAB in your area.

Emerald Ash Borer Management Guide for Missouri Homeowners (pdf, 968 KB)

Consult the EAB Management Guide for Missouri Homeowners to help you make decisions about protecting your ash trees from this invasive pest.

Emerald Ash Borer Symptoms

Signs to look for when determining if an emerald ash borer is invading your ash trees.

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Gypsy Moth & Missouri

These hungry insects aren't in Missouri yet, but they will drastically alter our forests if and when they arrive. Learn to avoid spreading these destructive forest pests.

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European Wood Wasp Control

Learn to identify and control this destructive forest pest, which attacks Missouri's pine trees.

Because thousand cankers disease (TCD) kills black walnut trees, it poses a serious threat to Missouri’s important black walnut industry. Learn to ID and report early symptoms and signs.

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ID Thousand Cankers Disease

Use this information to identify TCD symptoms and report evidence.

TCD Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 462 KB)

This brochure answers frequently asked questions about thousand cankers disease, which has not yet been found in Missouri.

Thousand Cankers Disease Brochure (pdf, 6 MB)

Because thousand cankers disease (TCD) kills black walnut trees, it poses a serious threat to Missouri’s important black walnut industry. Learn to ID and report early symptoms and signs.

TCD Kills Black Walnut Trees

Learn what you can do to identify and report symptoms of thousand cankers disease (TCD) in Missouri. Our state's black walnut industry depends on early detection and control.

Thousand Cankers Disease Action Plan (pdf, 489 KB)

The Thousand Cankers Disease Action Plan outlines monitoring, detection, reporting and response activities specific to thousand cankers disease of black walnut.

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