Emerald Ash Borer Detections in and near Maine

EAB quarantine areas near Maine

The emerald ash borer was confirmed in Madawaska, Maine on May 29, 2018, and in Grand Isle on Aug 8, 2018.

Quarantines are in place for the entire states of Massachusetts and Vermont, and the following areas of New Hampshire and Quebec:

  • NH, Merrimack County
  • NH, Rockingham County
  • NH, Hillsborough County
  • NH, Belknap County
  • NH, Strafford County
  • Canada, Quebec - bordering Oxford, Franklin, Somerset Counties, ME


Regulated items that would fall under quarantine include the following:

  • The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), in any living stage of development;
  • Firewood of all hardwood species;
  • Nursery stock of the genus Fraxinus (ash);
  • Green lumber of the genus Fraxinus (ash);
  • Other material living, dead, cut, or fallen, including logs, stumps, roots, branches, and composted and uncomposted chips of the genus Fraxinus (ash);
  • Any other article, product, or means of conveyance that an inspector determines presents a risk of spreading emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) and notifies the person in possession of the article, product, or means of conveyance that it is subject to the restrictions of the regulations.

Updated: August 17, 2018