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ND Invasives

Current, relevant information for North Dakota communities, tree care professionals and natural resource professionals about invasive tree pest threats to our forests and shade trees.

An "invasive species" is defined as a species that:
  • is not native to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction
  • causes or is likely to cause harm to the economy, environment or human health. (Executive Order 13112).
Invasive species can be plants, animals, and other organisms (e.g., microbes). Human actions are the primary means of invasive species introductions.  Definition:  USDA, National Invasive Species Information Center

Of the following pests only Dutch elm disease has been confirmed in North Dakota so far

Click on one of these invasive tree pests to learn more about the risk they pose to our trees: 

For a list of North Dakota agencies that directly deal with invasive species, click here.

For a detailed list of noxious weeds in North Dakota, click here.

For a North Dakota Game and Fish list of nuisance aquatic nuisance species, click here

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