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 several Invasive Forest Pests, including Emerald Ash Borer, Other Tree Pests and Diseases, including Forest Tent Caterpillar, and Air Pollution and Weather 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 Forest Managers
- Emerald Ash Borer: Homeowner's Guide
- Emerald Ash Borer: Information for Vermont Landowners
- Emerald Ash Borer: Use Value Appraisal Standards for Forest Management Related to Emerald Ash Borer Infestations
- Emerald Ash Borer Lookalikes
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid:
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: vtinvasives
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Vermont - Recommendations for Landowner Response
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Elongate Hemlock Scale: Managing Threatened Hemlock in Northern New England Forests
Other Tree Pests and Diseases
- Forest Tent Caterpillar Update: October 2018
- Forest Tent Caterpillar Egg Mass Survey Instructions
- Forest Tent Caterpillar Phenology Monitoring
- Forest Tent Caterpillar Treatments: Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki FAQ