Forest Pests

Invasive plants and insects can be problematic for forest landowners. From vines that take over disturbed areas, forest edges, and tree canopies to insects that defoliate and girdle trees, these pests not only decimate the natural ecosystem, 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
Matt Hurd
Wicomico County Project Forester
(410) 543-1950
mhurd@dnr.state.md.us

Asian Longhorned Beetle


Kenneth R. Law, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

Bamboo


Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

Emerald Ash Borer


David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org

English Ivy


Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org

Gypsy Moth


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

Japanese Stiltgrass


Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

Kudzu


Kenny Britton, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Mile-a-Minute


Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

Multiflora Rose


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

Oriental Bittersweet


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