​About us


The Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals (VAFHP) formed in 1991 at the height of the Virginia gypsy moth outbreak. This reflected the need for information exchange between the state and local coordinators who were administering gypsy moth spray programs. At that time, the group was known at the Association of Virginia Gypsy Moth Managers. In 2007, the name was changed in order to better reflect our broader concerns with many forest health issues affecting Eastern forests.

We meet annually to hear the latest on emerging pests, existing issues and other related forest ecology and forest health topics.


Our 2020 Conference will take place January 27-28 in

Richmond, Virginia

Thanks everyone for a great conference!

How USDA's Beagle Brigade is helping to stop invasive and destructive hungry pests

Scientists can now predict which invasive insects will wipe out forests

What happens to invasive species in the winter

"Natural" oil repellents may fend off mosquitoes-- briefly



PO Box 5053

Charlottesville, VA 22905

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