Annual Conference on Thousand Cankers Disease and Emerald Ash Borer in the Eastern United States

Hosted by the University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, USDA APHIS and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

This conference focuses on helping the general public, pest control personnel, master gardeners, and forest managers better understand these new pests. Both were firest detected in July 2010 in Knox County, TN - one attacks and kills black walnut and the other ash. Ongoing survey and research efforts, and management techniques including biocontrol efforts, are presented. Other exotic forest pests that are potential issues, including Sirex Wood Wasp, the Asian Long horned Beetle and the European Gypsy Moth, are also discussed.

2014 Conference CANCELLED

Two very informative events in the summer and winter of 2015 will provide excellent educational opportunities for EAB, TCD, and other forest health topics. Please check back at this website for news, information, and updates.


Links to past conferences are below. These pages include select presentations from those conferences for informational purposes.
Use of materials from these presentations requires citation of the author.

2011 Conference

2012 Conference

2013 Conference


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