USDA Forest Service

Forest Health Protection, Southern Region


USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection
Region 8
1720 Peachtree Road, NW
Room 816 N
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 347-7478
Fax: (404) 347-1880

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Asian longhorned beetle

Dogwood anthracnose

Emerald ash borer

Forest Health Evaluations

Forest Health Highlights for the Southern Region

Fusiform rust

Forest Health Evaluations

General tree health

Gypsy moth

Hemlock woolly adelgid

Hypoxylon canker

Littleleaf Disease

Mediterranean pine engraver (PDF File, 895 KB)


Oak Decline

  • Evaluation of Oak Decline Risk Rating Using the CISC Database (PDF File, 903 KB)

  • Evaluation of Oak Decline Areas in the South (PDF File, 2.4 MB)

  • Incidence and Impact of Oak Decline in Western Virginia, 1986
  • Oak Decline Alters Habitat in Southern Upland Forests (PDF File, 1.2 MB)

  • Oak Decline Risk Rating for the Southeastern United States (PDF File, 878 KB)

  • Oak Decline - Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet

  • Oak, Steven W. "FROM THE BRONX TO BIRMINGHAM: Impact of Chestnut Blight and Management Practices on Forest Health Risks in the Southern Appalachian Mountains." The Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation Vol XVI No. 1 (Fall 2002):32-41. [ PDF High Resolution (5.3 MB | Low Resolution (837 KB) ]
  • Oak, Steven W.; Steinman, James R.; Starkey, Dale A.; Yockey, Edwin K. "Assessing Oak Decline Incidence and Distribution in the Southern U.S. Using Forest Inventory and Analysis Data." Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 236-242. [ PDF (1 MB) ]


Oak pests


Pest conditions for the Southern Region

Seed and cone


Southern Pine Beetle

Sudden Oak Death Pest Alert (PDF File)


Forest and Tree Health Publications - Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry

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USDA Forest Service - Forest Health Protection, Southern Region
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