About Forest Pests
The dangers of exotic forest pests in North America first became evident when gypsy moth quickly became a problem after its release in 1869 (Howard, 1898). Over the years, hundreds of species of insects and plant pathogens have been introduced to North America (Mattson et al., 1994; Liebhold et al., 1995). While only a portion of them cause dramatic damage to forests or threaten specific species, the results have been devastating.
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