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The horticultural trade relies on healthy plants to flourish. However, its very nature
means that it is also a key pathway for the introduction and spread of plant pests and diseases.
European ash is a significant tree commercially, ecologically, and culturally. It is currently
threatened by two invasive species, the fungus that causes ash dieback and
Nate Siegert, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service, discusses the latest information pertaining to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and its continued spread across the urban forests of the U.S. and Canada.
Oak decline is a slow-acting disease complex that involves the interaction of biotic and abiotic factors such as climate, site quality and advancing tree age.
Interception of potential invasive species at ports-of-entry is essential for effective biosecurity
and biosurveillance programs. However, taxonomic assessment of the immature stages
This webinar was brought to you by the Natural Areas Association.
Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Forestry Extension Educator, Penn State University.
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam. It was first discovered in Pennsylvania and has spread to other counties in the eastern United States. This insect has the potential to greatly
Tree diseases are controlled primarily by spray applications of fungicides.
Ice or snow loads can cause branch breakage or failure of entire trees and shrubs. Branches or entire trees that fall in storms can impact homes, vehicles, power lines and block roads.