INSECTS and DISEASE

The I & D Section has the responsibility for monitoring, reporting, and coordinating suppression of endemic pests affecting forest trees in South Carolina. I&D also works closely with Christmas tree growers, nurseries growing forest tree seedlings, seed orchards producing tree seed and urban areas with tree pest problems. Close cooperation is maintained with the U.S. Forest Service and other Federal and State agencies such as the Bureau of Plant Industries.

The Insect and Disease Section also operates a laboratory for free diagnosis of insects and disease affecting forest resources in the State. Samples for diagnosis are submitted by South Carolina Forestry Commission personnel and various private individuals. To obtain more information about the laboratory and sample submission contact the Insect and Disease Staff.

Common Insect and Disease Problems

Protect Against Cankerworm (pdf)

Emerald Ash Borer on the move across Southeast

Sudden Oak Death (pdf)

Oak Wilt (pdf)

13-Year Periodical Cicadas are coming!

Not all Pine Beetles are the Notorious Southern Pine Beetles(pdf)

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

Locust Leafminer

Got "snow" in your pine trees? Woolly Pine Scale

It's Raining Pecan and Hickory Twigs

Paper Wasps

Annosus Root Rot - (pdf)

Outbreak of Common Oak Moth

2014 Winter Storm Information

SURVEYS

2016 SPB Pheromone Survey (pdf)

2015 SPB Pheromone Survey (pdf)

2014 SPB Pheromone Survey (pdf)

2013 SPB Pheromone Survey (pdf)

2012 SPB Pheromone Survey (pdf)

2011 SPB Pheromone Survey (pdf)

2010 SPB Pheromone Survey

2009 SPB Pheromone Survey

2008 Spring Aerial Survey

2008 SPB Pheromone Survey

2007 SPB Pheromone Survey

2006 Spring Aerial Survey

2006 Spring Pheromone Survey (SPB and Ice Storm)

2005 Spring Aerial Survey

2005 Spring Pheromone Survey (SPB and Ice Storm)

2004 Spring Aerial Surveys

2004 ICE STORM DAMAGE

Results of 2004 SPB Pheromone Trapping and Insects in Ice Damaged Timber

SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE

SPB Program Eligible for Income Exclusion (pdf)

Southern Pine Beetle Cost-Share Program (pdf)

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF PRECOMMERCIAL THINNING, LOW-DENSITY PLANTING, AND COST SHARE PAYMENTS(pdf)

Practice Guidelines for the SPB Cost-Share Program (pdf)

Southern Pine Beetle Facts

SPB Program's Guide to Herbicide and Seedling Survival and Controlling Natural Pine Regeneration(pdf)

Potential Pulpwood Demand Based on Haul Distance in Relation to SPB(pdf)