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Southern Pine Beetle

trees impacted by Southern Pine Beetle - US Forestry photoSouthern Pine Beetle in New Jersey

New Jersey’s trees are in trouble. Southern Pine Beetle, a bark beetle smaller than a grain of rice, killed pines across our state’s southern forests. In 2010 alone, the beetle destroyed 14,000 acres and continues to spread.

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Southern Pine Beetle
Coming to YOUR Local Pine Forest

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Southern Pine Beetle
Presentation for NRCS employees - Ken Taaffe, July 27, 2011 (2.8 MB)

illustration of southern pine beetle - US Forestry

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension and New Jersey State Forestry Services held sessions on Southern Pine Beetle (SFB) in New Jersey in July and August of 2011. Information about the beetle’s history, lifecycle, and current status in our state was presented. Foresters discussed how to discourage the beetle from infesting forests, how to identify an infestation, and effective suppression methods. Local SPB infestations were toured. Sessions were hosted by the Extension offices listed below.
southern pine beetle is smaller than a grain of rice  - US Forestry photo Atlantic County
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County
6260 Old Harding Highway, Mays Landing
Gary Pavlis (609) 625-0056

Gloucester County
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County
County Government Services Building
1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton
Jerry Frecon (856) 307-6450

Burlington County
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County
2 Academy Drive, Westampton
Ray Samulis (609) 265-5050

Cape May County
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
4 Moore Road, Cape May Court House
Jenny Carleo (609) 465-5115

Ocean County
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
1623 Whitesville Road, Toms River
Gef Flimlin (732) 349-1152

damage from Southern pine beetle - US Forest Service photo

This page last updated March 27, 2013