Japanese Pine Sawyer scripted presentation
A scripted presentation that aims to introduce one to the Japanese pine sawyer, Monochamus alternatus, a pest not known to be in the United States that may pose a serious risk to US urban and forest ecosystems should it be introduced. USDA has been and continues to survey for this pest but we ask that members of the Sentinel Plant Network keep their eyes out for it as well. Monitoring for the Japanese pine sawyer is difficult because damage symptoms develop slowly and look like those caused by other native borers, drought or stress. **This pest is not known to be in North America and is intended for public garden and other green industry professionals working on the front lines.