Brown spruce longhorn beetle – Tetropium fuscum
The brown spruce longhorn beetle (BSLB) is an exotic pest that affects spruce trees. Native to northern and central Europe, BSLB is a direct threat to the forests of North America and a significant threat to trade in Canadian forest commodities.
To help prevent the spread of BSLB, the movement of spruce logs, and firewood out of the regulated area is restricted. The current regulated area includes the entire province of Nova Scotia.
Help prevent the spread of BSLB, don't move firewood.
Information on the regulated area
- Risk Mitigation Program
- Risk Mitigation Program Participant Application – PDF (99 kb)
- Infested Places Order
- Map of the current infested area
- Questions and answers: Prohibition of movement zone in Memramcook, New Brunswick
- 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
General information about BSLB
Import and export requirements for wood products
- D-02-12: Phytosanitary import requirements for non-processed wood and other wooden products, bamboo and bamboo products, originating from all areas other than the continental United States
- D-98-08: Entry Requirements for Wood Packaging Material into Canada
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