Pine shoot beetle (Tomicus piniperda) is an insect pest of pine trees. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Ohio in 1992.
Feeding off of new pine shoots stunts growth of the pine tree. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help protect our forests: don't move firewood!For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.