Clemson Extension Forestry and Wildlife

Invasive Pests in South Carolina Forests: Those Here, and Those on the Way

close-up of the metallic green emerald ash borer

The forests of South Carolina – like those throughout the United States – certainly have their share of pests. While most of these pests are native and typically only impact stressed or injured trees, several non-native species are present and established in South Carolina. And of those non-native species, a few are true invasives, capable […]

Update on the Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine in South Carolina

Adult emerald ash borer. Photo Credit: Dr. Matt Bertone, NC State University:

The emerald ash borer (EAB) was first detected in South Carolina in August 2017. This invasive species is now present throughout Eastern North America and has been found in six Upstate counties (Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and York). EAB attacks all species of ash trees (Fraxinus species) and feeding by their larvae will often […]