Emerald Ash Borer Program Report & Video

September 28, 2020

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works with State, Federal, and other partners to detect and manage known emerald ash borer (EAB) infestations. The EAB program uses biological control and ongoing research to minimize the impact from an infestation and maintain ash as a viable part of the American landscape. This report provides the most current information on EAB program efforts.


Proposed Rule

In September 2018, APHIS published a proposal to remove the domestic quarantine regulations for emerald ash borer requesting comments from the public on the proposal. When the final rule is ready, it will be published in the Federal Register.

Debarking Ash

Watch this helpful  VIDEO featuring recommendations on how to debark ash tree logs to look for EAB larvae or other signs of infestation.

EAB in the United States

EAB is in 35 states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

For the USDA APHIS/ Emerald Ash Borerwebsite CLICK HERE

For the Michigan University, EAB website CLICK HERE

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