Insect Tree Infestation
Insect Tree Infestation
London Tree Reports, Surveys, Inspections - Insect Tree Infections

Insect Attacks on Trees

There are numerous native and non native insect species that attack trees.

Some of the more important insects causing serious concern are shown on this page.

The Emerald Ash Borer shown above has not yet made it into the UK but has caused devastation in other parts of the world.

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Oak Processionary Moth

OPM caterpillars are easy to identify because they like to move around nose to tail on and around the vicinity of Oak Trees.

Large populations have voracious appetites for oak leaves, and can strip a tree bare in a matter of days. The caterpillars have tiny hairs which can cause allergic reactions and breathing difficulties on contact.

Oak Processionary Moth

Asian Longhorn Beetle

The Asian longhorn beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, is a highly destructive pest, native to China

The beetles scrape away tree bark and lay their eggs underneath. Severe infestation will eventually lead to a greatly weakened tree and possible personal injury due to falling.

Asian Longhorn Beetle

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