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State adds guidelines against urban forest pests


November 20, 2019

Pests looking to make their homes in Washington’s urban woods may now face a stronger defense, thanks to a new resource released this this month by the state’s Invasive Species Council.

The Washington State Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook, published in partnership with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), contains guidelines that towns, cities, counties, and urban forestry programs can follow to address the threat of forest pests, which are estimated to cost local governments across the country an estimated $1.7 billion each year.

“We have a forest health crisis in Washington, and invasive pests are a real threat to our vulnerable trees,” said Hilary Fr...

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