Invasive Forest Pest Outreach

Since 2009, Maine Soil & Water Conservation Districts have partnered with DACF to coordinate invasive forest pest outreach to Maine residents, businesses, and visitors. Funding for this project is provided by the USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) agency.

Invasive tree-killings pests can hitchhike in your firewood. Forest insects and diseases kill thousands of trees every day. Keep your backyard and other favorite places safe from these insects and diseases by leaving firewood at home.

Educational programs include:

To report a suspected sighting of an invasive pest, contact

To find local firewood or campwood, visit

This material is made possible through a grant from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry and is funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement from the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The USDA and DACF are equal opportunity providers and employers.