Forest Pest Advisories

March 19, 2015, Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut has been confirmed in Bucks, Chester, and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania.  A quarantine restricting the movement of Walnut (Juglans spp.) and its products has now been issued for Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) is a disease complex of Walnuts, that is caused by a native bark beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis) and a native fungal pathogen (Geosmithia morbida).  Download a map of the quarantined area. and a USDA Pest Alert factsheet.