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.
- Our Tree and Forest Health Guide covers common insect and disease problems found in Virginia conifer and hardwood trees.
- Quarantines related to insect infestation and restrictions on transporting firewood can be found here.
- Don't Move Firewood is a program to help prevent damaging insects from being introduced to new areas.
- You can receive financial assistance to help protect your pine forests from Southern Pine Beetle and other bark beetles
- Forest Health publications can be viewed online or downloaded to your device.
Invasive Insects and Species
- 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: Wednesday, 24-Sep-2014 08:40:12 EDT