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Callery Pear: 'Bradford' and Other Varieties and Their Invasive Progeny

By: Courtney Johnson, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet identifies several varieties of the ornamental Callery Pear tree and their impacts on native ecosystems.

Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus)

By: Ryan Bohannon, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This fact sheet covers the identification, impacts, and management for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus), an invasive plant.

Chestnut Blight

By: Heather Moonier, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

Chestnut blight is a fungal pathogen that caused the functional extinction of American chestnut in eastern North American forests. This fact sheet describes the history, biology, signs and symptoms, and hope related to the demise of chestnut in the US.

Biological Control of Emerald Ash Borer in North Carolina

By: Ryan Bohannon, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet describes biological control methods for protecting trees from damage caused by non-native emerald ash borers, including the release of parasitoid wasps that attack emerald ash borer eggs or larvae.

Emerald Ash Borer

By: Kelly Oten, Ryan Bohannon Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest of ash trees in North Carolina.

Beech Bark Disease

By: Courtney Smith, Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet provides information about beech bark disease, including the lifecycle, symptoms, and management strategies.

Spotted Lanternfly

By: Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive agricultural, ornamental, and nuisance pest in the United States.

Elm Zigzag Sawfly

By: Kelly Oten, Matt Bertone, Delaney Serpan Invasive Forest Pests

The elm zigzag sawfly is an invasive species first reported in North America in 2020. This fact sheet details what is known about its biology, identification, and management.

Asian Longhorned Beetle

By: Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the Asian longhorned beetle, an invasive forest pest in the United States.

Firewood as a Vector in Invasive Pest Dispersal

By: Kelly Oten Invasive Forest Pests

This factsheet covers information related to firewood as a threat in moving invasive pests to new areas.