In addition to the tourism aspect of Kentucky’s parks system, Kentucky’s forest and wood industry is extremely important to the state.  In 2012, that industry added $9.9 billion to the economy and employed over 51,000 Kentuckians.  Kentucky is the leading producer of hardwood timber in the south and one of the top three in the United States (KY Forest Economic Impact Report 2012-2013). 

The pests for which we will survey are moth pests of oak trees so establishment of any of the pests could impact the tourism, ecology, and economy within the state greatly.        

Oak Ambrosia Beetle

 

Green Oak Tortrix

Green Oak Tortrix

2020

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Barren, Boone, Bullitt, Carroll, Carter, Edmonson, Floyd, Greenup, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Spencer, Taylor, Whitley

  • Target Pests (Traps Set):  Oak Processionary Moth, Light Brown Apple Moth, Rosy Moth, Oak Ambrosia Beetle, Oak Splendour Beetle

  • Number of Target Pests Captured:  0

2019

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Barren, Boone, Carroll, Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Spencer, Taylor, Whitley

  • Target Pests (Traps Set):  Variegated Golden Tortrix, Oak Processionary Moth, Green Oak Tortrix, Rosy Moth, Goldspotted Oak Borer, Oak Splendour Beetle
  • Number of Target Pests Captured:  0

2018

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Barren, Boone, Carroll, Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Nelson, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Spencer, Taylor, Washington, Whitley

  • Target Pests:  Variegated Golden Tortrix, Oak Processionary Moth, Green Oak Tortrix, False Codling Moth, and Rosy Moth
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2017

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Boone, Carroll, Carter, Edmonson, Floyd, Greenup, Henderson, Johnson, Laurel, Lawrence, Madison, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Washington, Whitley

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Variegated Golden Tortrix, Rosy Moth, Egyptian Cottonworm, Oak Processionary Moth, False Codling Moth, and Green Oak Tortrix. 
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2016

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Boone, Carroll, Carter, Daviess, Edmonson, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Laurel, Lawrence, Madison, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Washington, Whitley

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Summer Fruit Tortrix, Variegated Golden Tortrix, Rosy Moth, Egyptian Cottonworm, Oak Processionary Moth, False Codling Moth, and Green Oak Tortrix.
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2015

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Bell, Boone, Carroll, Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Hopkins, Johnson, Laurel, Lawrence, McCreary, Nelson, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Spencer, Trigg, Washington

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Summer Fruit Tortrix, Variegated Golden Tortrix, Light Brown Apple Moth, Rosy Moth, Egyptian Cottonworm, Oak Processionary Moth, False Codling Moth, and Green Oak Tortrix. 
  • Target Pest (Visual Survey): Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

  • Number of Trees positive for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid:  0

  • Counties Surveyed for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Bell (17 trees), Laurel (29 trees), McCreary (25 trees)

2014

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Bell, Boyle, Carroll, Carter, Floyd, Grayson, Greenup, Jefferson, Johnson, Laurel, Lawrence, Madison, McCreary, Nelson, Pulaski, Russell, Spencer, Washington

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Summer Fruit Tortrix, Variegated Golden Tortrix, Light Brown Apple Moth, Rosy Moth, Egyptian Cottonworm, Oak Processionary Moth, False Codling Moth, and Green Oak Tortrix. 
  • Target Pest (Visual Survey): Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

  • Number of Trees positive for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid:  0

  • Counties Surveyed for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Carter (730 trees), Floyd (2 trees), Greenup (120 trees), Lawrence (14 trees)

2013

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  22

  • Counties Surveyed:  Barren, Carroll, Carter, Edmonson, Floyd, Grayson, Greenup, Jefferson, Johnson, Laurel, Lawrence, Madison, Nelson, Pendleton, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Spencer, Taylor, Washington, Whitley

  • Target Pests (Traps Set): Summer Fruit Tortrix, Variegated Golden Tortrix, Light Brown Apple Moth, Rosy Moth, Egyptian Cottonworm, Oak Processionary Moth, False Codling Moth, and Green Oak Tortrix. 
  • Target Pest (Visual Survey): Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

  • Number of Trees positive for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid:  159

  • Counties Positive for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Powell (21 trees), Magoffin (20 positive and new county record), Martin (118 positive and new county record)

 Oak Processionary Moth

Oak Processionary Moth

Forest Pests in State Parks 2015

Forest Pests in State Parks 2013