Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle (Tetropium fuscum)
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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 BSLB, the movement of spruce logs, and firewood out of the infested area is restricted. The current regulated area includes the entire province of Nova Scotia.
Moving wood products is the greatest risk to the rapid and long distance spread of BSLB. Help prevent the spread of BSLB - don't move firewood.
Information on the regulated area
- Brown spruce longhorn beetle (BSLB) Risk Mitigation Program
- Apply to the interim BSLB Compliance Program in effect until July 1, 2015 - PDF (98 kb)
- Download the Risk Mitigation Program Participant Application - PDF (99 kb)
- Infested Places Order
- Map of the current Infested Area
- Questions and Answers for industry
- Notice to Industry - Transitioning to a province-wide regulated area for BSLB
- News Release - CFIA takes further action to protect forest areas from Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle
- Notice to Industry - Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle detected in New Brunswick
General information about BSLB
Import and Export requirements for wood products
- 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
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