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Protecting Our Trees and Forests from Invasive Species
The President continues to address the serious threat to the Nation’s public and private forest caused by invasive species. USDA Forest Service’s Forest Health Protection Program provides approximately $90 million annually to protect trees on Federal, tribal, State, and private lands from damaging native and invasive species like the Asian long-horned beetle, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, sudden oak death, southern pine beetle, hemlock woolly adelgid, Port-Orford cedar root disease, white pine blister rust, western bark beetles, yellow star thistle, and miconia. The Administration is working to implement an emerging Pest and Pathogens Fund that provides resources for a rapid response to new introductions of invasive species and pathogens.
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