Various states conducted surveys in 2011, resulting in the detection of TCD in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Surveys in 2012 revealed TCD in North Carolina.
There is no federal regulation in place for TCD. In 2010, APHIS reviewed the geographic distribution of the known TCD-affected areas, considered its potential to become established throughout the United States, and assessed the effectiveness of available regulatory tools. The conclusion was that a Federal regulatory framework would have little long-term impact on the spread of TCD. This is due to the challenges of regulating the long-distance movement of an array of products and shippers, poor detection capability, and the apparent broad geographic distribution of TCD in the United States. However, APHIS does have regulations in place that address some of the known TCD pathways, including requirements for the importation of solid wood packaging and propagative material. APHIS also has other ongoing efforts to mitigate forest pest threats from the interstate movement of firewood, which is another pathway for the spread of TCD. In addition,several states have set up exterior quarantines. For further information about a specific state’s quarantine, please contact the State Department of Agriculture.
Pest and Disease Identification
Pest and Disease Management