Tree Pests

Tree Pests is a collaborative effort of several state and federal agencies to keep citizens informed of the latest invasive insect and disease threats to Missouri's trees. Whether it is a single tree in your yard or acres of woodlands on your property, this site is for you.

Do you know that humans are a primary way these invasive pests are spread? It's true! Whether through moving firewood or wood to make furniture and crafts, we enable these hitchhiking freeloaders to spread from infected areas to noninfected ones. The "Slow the spread" Web pages for each pest contain the latest tips on how you can help us in the fight against these invasive threats.

Council documents section created

A new series of web pages has been added to the Tree Pests website that contains the Missouri Invasive Forest Pest Plan, action plans for individual pests, and council stakeholder meeting presentations.