Emerald Ash Borer Detections in and near Maine

EAB quarantine areas near Maine

The emerald ash borer was discovered in Aroostook and York counties, Maine in May and September of 2018 respectively. These were the first detections of this invasive woodborer in the state.

A quarantine is in place for parts of Maine indicated in blue on the map to the right. Other quarantined locations in the region are in indicated by red-hatched areas on the map. click map to enlarge

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: April 17, 2019