Tetropium fuscum - Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle
The brown spruce longhorn beetle (BSLB) is an exotic pest of quarantine significance which kills 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 round logs, unprocessed bark and wood chips, out of the Containment Area in Nova Scotia so as to prevent the spread of BSLB to areas in Canada not infested by the beetle.
Information we provide to the general public includes:
- Measures to Limit Spread of Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle (BSLB)
- Questions and Answers
Information we provide to the plant industry and scientific community includes:
- Pest Fact Sheet
- Policy Directives
- D-02-12 - Import requirements of non-manufactured wood and other non-propagative wood products, except solid wood packaging material, from all areas other than the continental United States
- D-98-08 - Entry Requirements for Wood Packaging Materials Produced in All Areas Other Than the Continental United States
- Industry Questions and Answers
- Risk Mitigation Program
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