Non-Native Invasive Species

Emerald Ash Borer



Non-native invasive species are seriously affecting forest resources in the Northeastern United States and will alter the landscape and disrupt critical ecosystem functions.

There are numerous research studies attempting to understand and control these pests. At present, though, it is a race against time. Will controls be found before the landscape is irreparably altered? We don't know. What we all can do, however, is to heed the warnings against moving wood. The natural progression of insects is relatively slow as long as we don't give them a ride. This is the reason for the ban on moving firewood.

Do not bring firewood from home to the Allegheny National Forest. Do not unwittingly spread the emerald ash borer, sirex wood wasp, hemlock woolly adelgid or other firewood borne invasive species. Possession of firewood from outside the area of the Allegheny National Forest is prohibited. Firewood is available at or near camping facilities.



Click on a heading below to find out more about Non-Native Invasive Species that impact the Allegheny:

Asian Long-Horned Beetle

Emerald Ash Borer

Gypsy Moth

Hemlock Wolly Adelgid

Spotted Lanternfly