Who We Are
For more than 15 years, members of this group have worked cooperatively together in invasive species detection, education, and control
We are comprised of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Georgia
What is an Invasive Species
Also known as exotic, nonnative, or introduced species. These species are plants or animals that have been introduced into areas outside of their natural habitats and cause economic or environmental harm.
Specifically, they are capable of causing a negative effect on Georgia’s economy, natural environment, and health of humans and other species.
Featured Invasive Species Asian Longhorned Beetle
Asian Longhorned Beetle, or ALB, travels easily on both live plants and wood products. Trees affected by ALB cover a range of hardwoods and without their natural predators and diseases, the beetles thrive.
Many of the reported cases of this species are in the New England area. That doesn’t mean they couldn’t be found elsewhere in the country, including Georgia. If you find ALB, contact your local county extension office and local county forester.