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Author: Clarke, Stephen
Phone: 936-639-8545
Organization: USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
Address: 2221 N Raguet, Lufkin, TX, 75904

Abstract Title: WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE!: INVASIVE INSECT PESTS MOVING TOWARDS TEXAS. Stephen Clarke, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Lufkin, TX.

Abstract Text: Invasive insect pests of trees such as the golden spotted oak borer, walnut twig beetle, and redbay ambrosia beetle are causing major impacts in other parts of the United States. New detections indicate that many are expanding their range toward Texas. The major potential threats to Texas’ trees will be discussed, as well as recommendations on how the state can prevent or prepare for their arrival. Current EDRR programs can help minimize the impacts of non-native invasive species.

Year: TIPPC_2014
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Presenter Type (Student or Regular): Regular
Session: 2. Early Detection and Rapid Response
Submission Date: 2013-11-14