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Reducing the Spread of Invasive Pests in Cut Wood

Figure 1. Firewood left behind from tree care operations can harbor pests. (Credit: Karey Windbiel-Rojas)

[Originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Green Bulletin. Modified slightly from original.] Invasive insects and diseases are threatening numerous tree species throughout the country. Impacts include tree mortality, destruction of forest and...

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:41 PM
Tags: arborist (1), borer (2), disease (3), firewood (7), invasive (4), pest (2), tree (2), UCIPM (1)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Don't Move Firewood!

Don't Move Firewood!

[From the Summer issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] When you use firewood in the great outdoors, be aware that moving firewood can transport tree-killing insects and diseases. Find out more at the following...

Don't Move Firewood!
Don't Move Firewood!

Don't Move Firewood!

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: burn (1), California (3), exotic (2), firewood (7), invasive (4), oak mortality task force (1), pests (4), tree (2), UC IPM (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

Summer-it’s a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

If you've got a great recipe for invasive brown garden snail, the webiste Eat the Invaders wants to know! Don't bring snails and other animals into California for food. That's how the brown garden snail ended up here in the 1850's. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

During California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And no matter...

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM
Tags: California (3), disease (3), firewood (7), garden (1), infestation (1), invasive species (2), pests (4), summer (1), UC IPM (4)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Invasive Spotlight: Shot Hole Borers and the Diseases They Carry

Discolored patches on bark from polyphagous shot hole borer adults boring into a tree trunk. (Credit: Akif Eskalen Lab, UC Riverside)

Shot hole borers are tiny insects the size of a sesame seed that don't look particularly harmful, but don't let their diminutive size fool you. Two of these borers are invasive—the polyphagous shot hole borer and the Kuroshio shot hole borer. They...

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Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Top 10 Ways YOU Can Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Invasive species.

It's National Invasive Species Week (February 27-March 3), which may prompt the question, “what exactly is an invasive species?” A truly invasive species is a non-native plant, animal or pathogen that causes or may cause economic problems, or...

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5:29 PM

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