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Invasive Species Resources

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Carolinas Beach Vitex Task Force.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The emerald ash borer is a half-inch long metallic green beetle with the scientific name Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire. Larvae of this beetle feed under the bark of ash trees. Their feeding eventually girdles and kills branches and entire trees. Emerald ash borer was first identified in North America in southeastern Michigan in 2002.

Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry Division. Plant Protection Section.
New York City Department of Health.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Southeast Regional Taxonomic Center.

Clemson University. Regulatory Services.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Cornell University. Forest Health and Invasive Non-native Forest Pests.
North Carolina Invasive Plant Council.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

Cornell University. New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
On Aug. 9, 2011, the department in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Penn State Cooperative Extension confirmed the presence of Thousand Cankers Disease in black walnut trees in Bucks County. Since this pest complex cannot be eradicated in Pennsylvania, and since black walnut is of high value to the forest products industry and to forest and urban ecologies, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is joining with state and federal agencies and Penn State Cooperative Extension to slow the spread of TCD in the state through monitoring and quarantine. For more information or to report a possible case of Thousand Cankers Disease on walnut please contact your Pennsylvania local county cooperative extension office or contact the Invasive Species Hotline at 1-866-253-7189 or Badbug@pa.gov.
North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
South Dakota Department of Health.