Tree Pests

Tree Pests is the outreach and education effort of the Missouri Invasive Forest Pest Council. The Council 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 you have a single tree in your yard or acres of woodlands on your property, this site is for you.

The invasive species to be on the lookout for in Missouri are emerald ash borerthousand cankers diseaseAsian longhorned beetle and gypsy moth. To learn more about these invasive species and some troublesome native species, see the Tree Pests publications listed below.

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Don't Move Firewood

Don’t move firewood long distances. It can potentially transport invasive species. Our forests and your great-great-grandkids will thank you.


Asian Longhorned Beetle (USDA APHIS)

Find out more about the Asian longhorned beetle on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service website.

Don't Move Firewood website

Find out how far is too far to move firewood to avoid transporting invasive pests and diseases to new areas.

Emerald Ash Borer University

Emerald Ash Borer University is the collaborative effort of the USDA Forest Service, Michigan State University, Purdue University, and Ohio State University. EAB University serves as the nation's clearinghouse on all aspects of this destructive forest pest.

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