Sources of Current Insect and Disease Aerial Survey Information

By: Paul Oester, Extension Forester and David Shaw, Forest Health Specialist, Oregon State University Extension Service

The following information was originally developed by the Oregon Department of Forestry Private Forests Forest Health
team. It has been revised for this article.

2Mountain pine beetle mortality. Photo by Travis Woolley011 Statewide Aerial Survey Maps, GIS Data, and Area Reports: Printed maps and area reports were distributed to ODF offices and other cooperators in late February 2012. All survey information is currently available on the Forest Health page; area reports are also available through ODFnet.

Forest Health page:


Swiss Needle Cast Survey Maps, GIS Data, and Trends: Information on Swiss needle cast has been updated and is available on the Forest Health page.

Update on Sudden Oak Death: Information on sudden oak death (SOD) and the current quarantine area in southwest Oregon is available on the Forest Health page.

Insect Defoliator Outbreaks: Large outbreaks of insect defoliators have recently occurred in areas of Eastern Oregon. A field workshop is being planned in cooperation with OSU Extension and the USDA-FS to review affected areas; it is tentatively set for July 27 in John Day. This educational program is available to landowners and anyone interested in learning about defoliators. If you would like more information, as well as get on the mailing list, please contact: Paul Oester at 541-963-1061 or Dave Shaw at 541-737-2845. More information on these outbreaks can be found below.


Pine butterfly on OPB:

Douglas Fir tussock moth press release:

For questions you can contact the following:
Rob Flowers, Alan Kanaskie, & Mike McWilliams
Oregon Department of Forestry Private
Forests Forest Health / Insects and Diseases
503-945-7396; 503-945-7397; 503-945-7395

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