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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management

As a woodland owner, you know every decision counts. From the trees you plant to the methods you use to harvest them, your stewardship builds a living legacy.

So when invasive and destructive species threaten your woods, you want a solution that protects your trees now and preserves the health of your forest for the future.

That’s the goal of Integrated Pest Management. IPM is a system of methods and practices that controls pests long-term in an economically and environmentally sound way.  It’s also part of the American Forest Foundation’s 2010-2015 Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification.

Photo: Andrew Koeser, International Society of Arboriculture,


How does IPM work, and why should I use it?

Next: IPM in Depth