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Pest and Disease Information

* Oregon Dept. of Forestry deadshoots

Affected Trees:
Ponderosa Pine and Lodgepole Pine.

* Complete Image Citations:
- Image #1: Oregon Dept. of Forestry

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Eucosma sonomana
Western pineshoot borer


Description of Pest/Symptoms

The western pineshoot borer is a significant pest on young open-grown pine. The adult is a coppery-red moth and lays its eggs on elongating shoots in the spring. The larvae bore through the terminal shoots, stunting and sometimes killing them. Tree height is reduced and forked tops often result. shortened terminal needles, exit hole near the middle of the shoot.

Information on this Pest

pdf Western Pine Shoot Borer, Forest Health Note

pdfCalifornia Forest Insect and Disease Training Manual

General Information and Contacts

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 yellow arrow Cal Fire - California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP)

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 yellow arrow Fire Safe Council - Find a Local Council

 yellow arrow Forest Health and Protection

 yellow arrow Forest Pest Conditions Pacific Southwest Region

 yellow arrow Southern California Mountain Area Safety Taskforce

General Grant Resources

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