Tree pests

Tree pests

Tree Pests is a collaborative effort of several state and federal agencies to keep citizens informed of the latest invasive insect and disease threats to Missouri's trees. Whether it is a single tree in your yard or acres of woodlands on your property this site is for you.

Do you know that we humans are a primary way these invasive pests are spread? It's true! Whether through moving firewood or wood to make furniture and crafts, these pests are hitchhiking freeloaders enabling them to spread from infected areas to noninfected ones. Our slow the spread webpage contains the latest tips on how you can help us in the fight.