Forest Pests

Invasive plants and insects can be very problematic for forest landowners. From vines that take over disturbed areas, blanketing forest edges and girdling trees, to insects that defoliate and infect trees with pathogens, these invaders not only decimate the natural ecosystem but they are difficult to control and can be expensive to eradicate.

The Maryland Forest Service has compiled informational fact sheets on many invasive species that are giving homeowners and landowners management problems. Please take a look at the sheets and learn what you can do to help Maryland control invasive species.

Contact: 

Matthew Hurd
Wicomico County Project Forester
(410) 543-1950
matthew.hurd@maryland.gov

Invasive Plants and Insects Fact Sheets 

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Long-horned Beetle
Kenneth R. Law, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

Bamboo

Bamboo
Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer
David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

English Ivy

Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org

Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth
John H. Ghent, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Japanese StiltgrassJapanese Stiltgrass


Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

Kudzu

Kudzoi
Kenny Britton, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Mile-a-Minute

Mile-a-Minute
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

Multiflora Rose

Multiflora Rose
James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Oriental Bittersweet


James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org