Maine Forest Service Insect and Disease Laboratory--Contact Us

INSECT AND DISEASE LABORATORY: Staff provides forest and shade-tree related insect and disease diagnosis and advice. The laboratory houses an extensive insect collection and a technical reference library. A stock of information sheets and brochures is available on many of the more common insect and disease problems (some available on-line).

For questions regarding tree pests(insects and diseases), forest health and forestry-related quarantines in Maine please contact us:

If you have questions about other forest and shade-tree related topics, please contact the Maine Forest Service Headquarters at
(207) 287-2791 or toll free in Maine: 1-800-367-0223
, 22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 287-2431
Toll Free (in-state): 1-800-367-0223 (ask for Insect and Disease Lab)
Fax: (207) 287-2432

Mailing Address:

MFS Insect and Disease Lab
168 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0168

Physical Address:

MFS Insect and Disease Lab
50 Hospital Street
Augusta, ME 04330


You may submit a sample of insects and diseases that are affecting your trees along with a description of the damage by mail or in person. Please use our on-line reporting form or one of our printable forms when you submit a sample.

Charlene Donahue, Forest Entomologist
Allison Kanoti, Forest Entomologist
Bill Ostrofsky, Forest Pathologist
Colleen Teerling, Forest Entomologist

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 (Call ahead, we are often in the field)

Directions:

Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Cnw9

  • From the Cony Roundabout (circle on the east side of the river): Follow Stone Street (Route 9 south) to Hospital Street (Route 9 south), go straight (right lane) at the light for Eastern Ave. (Route 17). You will pass the State Police and a small fire station on your right. The office is the second driveway on the right after the fire station, it is in a light-green residential-style building--entrance at the top of the hill.
  • From the south: The office is the first driveway on the left after the traffic light for the Augusta Mental Health Institute (AMHI) campus.

STATE ENTOMOLOGIST

Dave Struble
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0022

Phone: (207) 287-4981
Toll Free (in-state): 1-800-367-0223
Fax: (207) 287-8422