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The southern pine beetle is about the size of a grain of rice, but with the help of its friends

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This fungus affects many trees and can grow to humongous proportions! 

It can cause trouble to native trees all across North

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Phytophthora ramorum, a fungus-like pathogen, can infect the leaves of many different plants, but rarely kills them.
On oak

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White pine blister rust is a fungus that greatly affects the branches and trunks of white pine trees. 

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These ants are named after the sting they deliver, which can feel like fire! They can also damage crops by

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Invasive shot-hole borers may be tiny, but they can damage many different types of trees. They carry several types of

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The redbay ambrosia beetle attacks plants in the laurel family, including redbay, sassafrass, and avocado, by boring into the wood

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This tiny insect and its even tinier bacterial hitchhikers can cause a serious disease in all types of citrus trees

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This tiny beetle and the fungus it carries can greatly affect black walnut trees, a valuable source of wood and

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The caterpillars of light brown apple moths feed on the leaves and fruits of many important food plants: grapes, apples

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Rapid ʻōhiʻa death is a fungal disease that is taking Hawaiʻi by storm. It attacks the ʻōhiʻa tree, an important species

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The larvae of this big black-and-white beetle feed on many different types of hardwood trees. Efforts to stop its spread

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