Pinewood nematode

Photo: USDA Forest Service - North Central Research Station Archive,   USDA Forest Service,   Bugwood.org

Photo: USDA Forest Service – North Central Research Station Archive, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

  • Nematode species that multiply in the resin canals of softwoods (including pine)
  • Infections cause wilting and rapid (often only 30-40 days after infection) tree death
  • Vectored by exotic Pine sawyer beetles (Monochamus spp.)

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

Scientific name: Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Nematode

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol