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Invasive Forest Pests: Community Impacts and Opportunities for Tree-SMART Trade

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A team of scientists completed a synthesis of the ecological and economic impacts of imported forest insects and pathogens. They concluded that preventing future invasions is crucial for stemming this costly and ecologically damaging problem.

Based on that research, the Cary Institute and the Science Policy Exchange are proposing five Tree-SMART Trade actions that will help safeguard trees and alleviate the economic burden on local governments and communities.