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Tree Pests Creatures That Bug Our Trees

Tree Pests Creatures That Bug Our Trees

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Tree Pests Creatures That Bug Our Trees

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  1. Tree PestsCreatures That Bug Our Trees Steven Praplaski Botany 202

  2. Asian Longhorn Beetle • Native to China • Transported to United States in infested packing material

  3. Emerald Ash Borer • Killed 20 million in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. • Firewood

  4. Gypsy Moth • Spread to U.S. in 1870 • Oaks and Aspens are most common hosts • Larva defoliate trees • Small mammals and birds are pedators

  5. Western Pine Beetle • Infest Ponderosa and Coulter pine trees • Mainly Western States • Tree loss considered normal ecological process

  6. Acknowledgements • Photos and information courtesy of the USDA Forest Service • forestry.about.com