Forest Health

Every step of establishing and maintaining a forest involves forest health

  • properly establishing appropriate, healthy trees on productive sites;
  • implementing cultural practices that favor vigorous growth of the best trees;
  • reducing losses due to pest organisms;
  • well planned, careful harvesting that protects standing trees from injury and maintains the integrity of riparian areas.

Learn more about the Forest Health Program.

Invasive Insects and Species

Invasive insects and species are

  • non-native to Virginia
  • spread quickly
  • are expensive and difficult to get rid of.

You can learn more about invasive insects such as the Emerald Ash Borer, Gypsy Moth and Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD).

GIS Data Layers

Gypsy Moth Defoliation and Fall Cankerworm data sets can be downloaded from this website.


Last modified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 10:23:27 EST