Tree Pests and Diseases
In our global world, tree pests and diseases can easily be spread to new places where there are no natural enemies to keep them in check. The widespread loss of trees in both developed and remote areas can lead to expensive removal and replacement costs and challenges for future management of the forest resources.
We study the economic and social impacts of tree pests and diseases in order to understand the value and meanings of forests in our lives. Our research helps develop best management practices for anticipating, managing, and recovering from new infestations of tree pests and diseases.
- Is Housing a Factor in the Distribution of Invasive (Aggressive, Nonnative) Plants?
- Preventing the establishment of satellite EAB populations saves money
- The cost of the emerald ash borer infestation
- Economic Impacts of Non-native Forest Pathogens: Oak Wilt and Sudden Oak Death
- A Balanced Approach to Monitoring Reduces the Costs of Invasive Species Management
- Economic Impacts of Non-native Forest Insects
- Surveillance Helps Reduce the Costs of Invasive Species Control
- Estimating the Cost of Emerald Ash Borer Damage
Last Modified: 11/04/2014