Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Forest Pests

The Forest Pests Module is intended for forest managers and landowners concerned about the health of their forests or trees and interested in ways of managing pests. The module provides basic and more detailed information on good practices to minimize the incidence and spread of pests in forest areas and products.

The module also provides links to forest health tools and case studies of effective pest management.

Allard, G. & Coutinho, T. 2000. Integrated pest management of tree pathogens and disease vectors. Arab Journal of Plant Protection 18: 124-127.

Ciesla, W.M. 1994. Forest health considerations. FAO, Rome (Italy). Forest Resources Division, 7 pp.

FAO. 1995. A guide to the identification of diseases and pests of neem (Azadirachta indica). By E. R. Boa, RAP publication 1995/41, RAPA, FAO, Bangkok, 71 pp.

FAO. 1995. Forest pathology laboratory manual. By Anderson, R.L., FAO, Rome (Italy). Forestry Department, 27 pp.

FAO. 1994a. Assessment of forest diseases in Kenya with specific emphasis on cedar decline. By Anderson, R.L., FAO, Rome (Italy). Forestry Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Nairobi (Kenya), 34pp.

FAO. 1994b. Decline and dieback of trees and forests: a global overview. By Ciesla, W.M. & Donaubauer, E. FAO Forestry Paper 120, FAO, Rome Italy, 92 pp.

FAO. 1994c. Ensuring sustainability of forests through protection from fire, insects and disease. By Ciesla, W.M. In: Readings in sustainable forest management. FAO Forestry Paper 122, FAO, Rome, Italy, p. 131-149.

FAO. 1994d. Leucaena psyllid in the Asia-Pacific region: implications for its management in Africa. RAPA publication: 1994/13, RAPA/FAO, Bangkok, 27 pp.

FAO. 1993a. Decline and mortality in Acacia nilotica in riverine forests of the Blue Nile. By Ciesla, W.M., FAO, Rome (Italy), Forestry Department, 22 pp.

Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) Publications and Reports