Forest Pests

Invasive plants and insects can be problematic for forest landowners. From vines that take over disturbed areas, forest edges, and tree canopies to insects that defoliate and girdle trees, these pests not only decimate the natural ecosystem, they are difficult to control and can be expensive to eradicate.

The Maryland Forest Service has compiled informational fact sheets on many invasive species that are giving homeowners and landowners management problems. Please take a look at the sheets and learn what you can do to help Maryland control invasive species.

Matt Hurd
Wicomico County Project Forester
(410) 543-1950

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Kenneth R. Law, USDA APHIS PPQ,


Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia,

Emerald Ash Borer

David Cappaert, Michigan State University,

English Ivy

Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental,

Gypsy Moth

John H. Ghent, USDA Forest Service,

Japanese Stiltgrass

Chris Evans, River to River CWMA,


Kenny Britton, USDA Forest Service,


Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut,

Multiflora Rose

James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service,

Oriental Bittersweet

James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service,