Tetropium fuscum - Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle

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Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle

The brown spruce longhorn beetle (BSLB) is an exotic pest of quarantine significance known to affect spruce trees. Native to northern and central Europe, BSLB is a direct threat to the forests of North America and a threat to trade in Canadian forest commodities.

To help prevent the spread of the BSLB a Ministerial Order was issued. The order restricts the movement of spruce logs, and firewood out of the infested area in Nova Scotia so as to prevent the spread of BSLB to areas in Canada not infested by the beetle.

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