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Pest risk assessment of the importation into the United States of unprocessed logs and chips of eighteen Eucalypt species from Australia.

Author(s):

John T. Kliejunas
Harold H., Jr. Burdsall
Gregg A. DeNitto
Andris Eglitis
Michael I. Harverty
Mark R. Powell

Year:

2003

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-137. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2003. 206 pages.

Description

The unmitigated pest risk potential for the importation of unprocessed logs and chips of 18 species of eucalypts (Eucalyptus amygdalina, E. cloeziana, E. delegatensis, E. diversicolor, E. dunnii, E. globulus, E. grandis, E. nitens, E. obliqua, E. ovata, E. pilularis, E. regnans, E. saligna, E. sieberi, E. viminalis, Corymbia calophylla, C. citriodora, and C. maculata) from Australia into the United States was assessed by estimating the likelihood and consequences of introduction of representative insects and pathogens of concern. Twenty-two individual pest risk assessments were prepared, fifteen dealing with insects and seven with pathogens. The selected organisms were representative examples of insects and pathogens found on foliage, on the bark, in the bark, and in the wood of eucalypts. Among the insects and pathogens assessed for logs as the commodity, high risk potentials were assigned to the following 14 organisms or groups of organisms.

Citation

Kliejunas, John T.; Burdsall, Harold H., Jr.; DeNitto, Gregg A.; Eglitis, Andris; Haugen, Dennis A.; Harverty, Michael I.; Micales, Jessie A.; Tkacz, Borys M.; Powell, Mark R. 2003. Pest risk assessment of the importation into the United States of unprocessed logs and chips of eighteen Eucalypt species from Australia. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-137. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2003. 206 pages.

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