ALB was confirmed in South Carolina in June 2020. Clemson University’s Department of Plant Industry (DPI) issued emergency regulations to establish the initial quarantined area within Charleston County on October 1, 2020. APHIS first issued a Federal Order that mirrors the State quarantined boundaries on October 15, 2020. Due to additional detections of ALB infested trees, the regulated area expanded to include portions of Dorchester County. In South Carolina, DPI and APHIS work together to operate the ALB eradication program.
For questions about the South Carolina ALB Eradication Program, call 843-973-8329.
Currently, 73 square miles are quarantined for ALB in South Carolina, in Charleston and Dorchester counties, including portions of Hollywood, Ravenel, Adams Run, Johns Island and Charleston.
APHIS and/or our State partners contract with licensed tree removal specialists to perform the tree removal work under supervision by APHIS or a partnering State official. In South Carolina, the removal contractor is Davey Resource Group.
Free compliance training is available for businesses and individuals who perform work that may involve moving wood materials in the quarantined area. To register for an ALB compliance training in South Carolina, please call 843-973-8329.