Priority Conifer Pests and Pathogens

Major forest health factors in B.C. include insects, diseases, wildlife damage and many abiotic factors such as drought, wildfire, flooding and windthrow. Forest health factors can cause extensive damage and require management to minimize the impacts to B.C.’s forests.

Information on the biology and possible management options for major forest health factors, including but not limited to, bark beetles, defoliators, root diseases, mistletoes, abiotic factors and invasive forest pests can be accessed from the left column menu.

Identify and learn more about common forest pests: