Full State Quarantine Proposed for Gypsy Moth - Comments Accepted until April 26, 2019

March 20, 2019

For more information contact: Gary Fish at 207-287-7545

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is proposing a full state quarantine for Gypsy Moth. This proposed rule amends a state quarantine against the gypsy moth to prevent its movement from all parts of the State. This quarantine is necessary to protect other state's forest and landscape tree resources. The Gypsy moth is also a federally regulated pest and USDA-APHIS-PPQ will mimic the full state quarantine.

Written comments will be accepted until 11:59 PM on April 26, 2019. Please send comments to the address, email or fax listed below.

Gary Fish
State Horticulturist
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0028
gary.fish@maine.gov
207-287-7545 phone
207-287-5576 Fax