Replanting our Nation’s Forests

Insects and More

Infestations by some insects, like the southern pine beetle, have reached epidemic levels in some forests, killing hundreds of thousands of trees, and making the forest more susceptible to fire.

Diseases like sudden oak death, spruce decline, and white pine blister rust take an annual toll on trees in forests around the country.

High winds and severe storms – including ice storms in the winter – can topple trees in a forest like toothpicks.

Causes | Effects | Fighting Fires
Historical Information | Insects and Disease

How You Can Help.

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