Tennessee’s forest health management program seeks to minimize resource losses from forest insects, disease, vertebrate pests, or other sources impacting growth such as flooding and air pollution. It monitors and evaluates pest occurrences, promotes healthy forests through education and technical assistance and implements integrated pest management strategies on state forests, nurseries, and orchards.

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Developing a Community EAB Action Plan - TN

Drought and Oak Decline in Tennessee

Emerald Ash Borer Information for Homeowners
– Website provides most pertinent information on Emerald Ash Borer for homeowners and answers the most common questions about the insect and management options

New edition of Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer available now from North Central IPM Center


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Tri-Cities: Ash Trees destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer
All over the Tri-Cities, you'll notice a large group of dying trees. That's caused by a tiny bug called the Emerald Ash Borer and it's causing the Ash Tree species to die out. But there are ways to prevent it. "It’s been in the county now for several years. It’s been in the state for probably over 10 years," said Travis Watson, the ETSU arborist manager.

Additional Tennessee Counties Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer
Cheatham, Giles, and Maury counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of firewood, ash nursery stock, ash timber, and other material that can spread EAB. The tree-killing beetle was recently found in these three counties through the United States Department of Agriculture’s EAB detection program.

The Nature Conservancy
  • Department of Agriculture  |  
  • Ellington Agricultural Center  |  
  • 440 Hogan Road  |  
  • Nashville, TN 37220  |  
  • (615) 837-5520  |  
  • Protect.TNForests@tn.gov