Message from NJ Shade Tree Federation and NJ Dept of Agriculture re: Spotted Lanternfly

Posted on August 2nd, 2018

Greetings from the NJ Shade Tree Federation:

The NJ Urban & Community Forestry Program (NJUCF) shared this important information with us and we wanted to pass it along to our membership:

The NJ Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine for Mercer, Warren and Hunterdon counties to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly.  Under the quarantine, households and businesses that transport certain outdoor articles must obtain and fill out a checklist before moving any of the listed items.  In addition to the checklist, businesses that routinely travel in and out of the quarantined counties have training requirements with which they must comply.  Some of the items on the list are:

Tarps, Cardboard boxes, Refrigerators, Freezers, Building materials (brick, block), Trees, shrubs, plants,Tractors Trailers

A copy of the full press release, including contact information at the NJ Department of Agriculture for questions, is available at:

https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/news/press/2018/approved/press180731.html