The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is responsible for survey, detection, and management of forest pests in Vermont.
Non-native species are a high priority concern. Vermont has an Invasive Forest Pest Action Plan to prevent the establishment of invasive pests and limit their spread within the state. Additional information about invasive pests can be found at the Vermont Invasives website.
Invasive Forest Pests
Beech Bark Disease: Agency of Natural Resources: Guidelines for Beech Mast Production Areas
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Elongate Hemlock Scale: Managing Threatened Hemlock in Northern New England Forests
Other Tree Pests and Diseases
Air Pollution and Weather Damage