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Texas Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

Texas A&M Forest Service offers federal cost share incentives to encourage private forest landowners to take preventive measures against future infestations of the southern pine beetle (SPB).

The cost shares are limited to a flat $50/acre for first thinning of overcrowded, pulpwood-sized stands within 21 counties of East Texas that are known to be susceptible to southern pine beetle outbreaks.


Contact Information Contact Information
Texas Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program
Dr. Ronald F. Billings
Project Manager
Texas A&M Forest Service
200 Technology Way, Suite 1281
College Station, TX  77845-3424
Phone: (979) 458-6650
Fax: (979) 458-6655

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Service Area
Services provided in:
  • Angelina County, Texas
  • Cass County, Texas
  • Cherokee County, Texas
  • Hardin County, Texas
  • Harrison County, Texas
  • Houston County, Texas
  • Jasper County, Texas
  • Marion County, Texas
  • Montgomery County, Texas
  • Nacogdoches County, Texas
  • Newton County, Texas
  • Panola County, Texas
  • Polk County, Texas
  • Rusk County, Texas
  • Sabine County, Texas
  • San Augustine County, Texas
  • San Jacinto County, Texas
  • Shelby County, Texas
  • Trinity County, Texas
  • Tyler County, Texas
  • Walker County, Texas



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