Canadian Forest Service Publications

Exotic forest pests and forest certification. 2010. DesRochers, P. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, QC. Branching out No. 60.

Year: 2010

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 31856

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The globalization of markets and the expansion of international trade are increasing the risk of introduction of exotic species into Canada. Exotic forest pests are not averse to travel – far from it. They will take advantage of any opportunity to travel that comes their way. Wood is their preferred means of transport: pests can always find a place to hide in wood packaging, firewood or imported nursery stock. Should forest certification take this situation into account? Are these pests the subject of research?

Also available under the title:
Les ravageurs forestiers exotiques et la certification forestière. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 60. (French)