The Manitoba government monitors for various forest pests and diseases, including spruce budworm, jack pine budworm, and Dutch elm disease along with invasive pests, such as emerald ash borer and gypsy moth. Monitoring is done through visual inspections and baited trapping of adult insects. In some cases, control programs are implemented to curb the spread and damage caused by some forest pests and diseases in the province.
Emerald ash borer trap
Monitoring jack pine budworm populations through branch sampling
The Forestry and Peatlands Management Branch distributes a number forest pest and disease brochures: Forest Health Brochures
For more information about forest insects and diseases, please send an email to: email@example.com. If you would like assistance in identifying a forest health issue, please include the following information:
You can also have a licensed arborist or tree care professional look at your tree.
For Information on Dutch elm disease, please visit:http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/forestry/ded-urban/faq.html
For more information on plant pests and plant pest identification, please visit:http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/