Insects and diseases can pose serious threats to a forest’s health. Our foresters monitor insect and disease activity and trends, and respond to emerging threats to our communities’ forests.
Insect & Disease Concerns
By properly identifying the tree’s species and examining the specific symptoms of damage, you can make a reasonable diagnosis of the problem and select the proper treatment using this guide to Diagnosing Tree Disorders.
If your questions cannot be resolved with the information provided, please email the Cañon City Field Office or call us at (719) 275-6865. Our foresters are available for consultation regarding insect and disease concerns.
- 2017 Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests (2.2 MB PDF) New 2018
Local Insects & Diseases
The following contains information on insect and disease concerns specific to our district, though not limited to these. Our Publications page and the field guide linked at the bottom of this page contain information on a wider range of insect and disease concerns.