Exotic Pest Reporting
USDA Forest Service - Region 2 - Rocky Mountain Region Archive, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Pine wilt nematode (Pinewood)
Pine wilt nematode (Pinewood) (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) is a nematode pest of conifers . It was first detected in Wisconsin in 1984.
The Pine Wilt Nematode needs an insect vector (the Pine Sawyer Beetle) to carry it to new host trees. It enters the tree at the beetles feeding site, multiplies rapidly and clogs the water/resin channels,wilting,then killing the tree.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
10/07/2014 - Dead and Dying Trees on the Increase
04/03/2014 - Cut Down and Destroy Dead Pines
04/02/2014 - Cut down and destroy dead pines