Module 15: Pests of the Acadian Forest

Appendix A - Information Sources and References

1 Pests of the Acadian Forest
This field guide has profiles of the most common insect pests in Nova Scotia and their host trees. Full Colour. Available from Forest Protection in Shubenacadie 902-758-2232, Extension Services 902-424-5444, or your local DNR office.

2 Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources web site
Information sheets on specific insects
Insectary Notes – A reader -friendly, bimonthly newsletter. Issues back to 2005 on line. The July/ August 2011 Issue has an A-Z index of past topics back to 1993 and what issue they appeared in if you want more info on a specific insect.
A list of Pest Detection Officers at the 2 DNR offices. You can also call your local office directly.

3 Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service web site
Under Topics, see “Insects and Diseases” Info on Ecosystem Impacts and Economic Impacts. A database on trees, insects and diseases (Under “Related Resources”).
Under CFS, see “Publications”
Free publications on a wide variety of pest topics. Enter your topic under “Search”. Order a paper copy or download a PDF depending on what is available. You can also contact the CFS Atlantic Office in Fredericton , NB. 506-452-3500

4 Tree Species
Trees of Nova Scotia by Gary Saunders, Illustrated, 102 Pages, Nimbus Publishing
Provided interactive guide to common native trees of Nova Scotia

5 Christmas Trees
DNR web site
Description of Christmas tree pests
CFS “Publications”. See Three above. Enter “Christmas Trees” or “Balsam Fir”.
One useful booklet from CFS is Christmas Tree Insects and Diseases, A Field Guide, 2008 which also includes beneficial insects.

6 Invasive Alien Species
Forest Invasive Alien Species web site
Includes info on entry points, impacts and specific insects.
CFS web site under “Insects and Diseases” and also “Ecosystem Impacts”. See Three above.
Invasive Species Alliance of Nova Scotia Information on the threat of invasive alien species at the provincial level
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Go to “Plant Protection” and then “Insects”. Also see Forestry
Exports and Imports for certification programs and regulations on wood products.