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. Additional information about invasive pests can be found at the Vermont Invasives website. Vermont has an Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan to help state and federal agencies manage any emerald ash borer infestations found in the state.
Publications and links below provide additional information about a number of Invasive Forest Pests, including Emerald Ash Borer, Other Tree Pests and Diseases, including Forest Tent Caterpillar, Air Pollution and Weather Damage, and Animal Damage.
Invasive Forest Pests
Beech Bark Disease: Agency of Natural Resources: Guidelines for Beech Mast Production Areas
Emerald Ash Borer: vtinvasives.org
Emerald Ash Borer: Ash Management Guidance for Land Managers (currently being updated)
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