Every year, plant pests and diseases damage and kill millions of trees, both in our neighborhoods and in natural areas. This damage has a negative impact on vital ecosystem services like clean air and water and costs billions of dollars in cleanup and lost revenue.
Four young adults, whose love for nature and keen interest in specific science topics make them a valuable
Help neutralize the threat of plant pests and diseases by becoming a part of the Plant Hero team. Take the Plant Hero Pledge and explore the site to learn more about what to look for and how to report suspicious plant pests and diseases. The more you know, the more you can protect the plants in your own yard, neighborhood and community!


Ask a Hero

I found a "D"-shaped hole in an ash tree; does this have something to do with the Emerald Ash Borer?