Invasive Tree Pests

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Watch Out for Invasive Tree Pests 

Invasive tree pests are insects and diseases that are not native to Missouri. Many of these can cause severe damage to our trees and forests. Browse this section to learn about some common invasive tree pests and how to identify them.

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Report Pests
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Help slow the spread of invasive pests through early detection. Contact the Missouri Department of Conservation if you see signs of invasive insects or diseases. 

Email forest.health@mdc.mo.gov to report suspected invasive tree pests. 

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Help Protect Our Trees

Don't Move Firewood

Many tree-killing pests travel in firewood. If you love Missouri’s forests, buy firewood where you camp, and burn it all before you leave.

 

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Asian Longhorned Beetle
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Photo of Asian longhorned beetle, an invasive forest pest
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Emerald Ash Borer
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Emerald Ash Borer
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Gypsy Moth
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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar
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Spotted Lanternfly
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Spotted lanternfly with wings open
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Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Thousand Cankers Disease
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dead black walnut limbs
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