Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis

emerald ash borer adult on head of penny

The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is one of the most serious invasive species threatening our ash resources and forests. All species of ash trees that grow in Maine are susceptible to injury and death by the emerald ash borer. EAB was recently found in Madawaska (Aroostook County), ME.


What's New with Emerald Ash Borer

EAB Identification

adult emerald ash borer
Ash Trees Can you identify an ash tree?
Report a Suspect Either the beetle or signs of infestation

Maps, Regulations & Quarantine Information

EAB quarantine map
Northeast Map Current map and regulatory information for Northeast U.S.
U.S. Quarantine/Maps Current map and regulatory information for the U.S.
Firewood Ban Maine's Emergency Order banning out-of-state firewood
Memo to Tree Sellers From Maine's State Horticulturist
FAQs About Stop Movement Order (PDF 305KB) Maine's Emergency Order to stop movement of ash from the emerald ash borer-infested area
Stakeholder Feedback Request 7/11/18 Letter to stakeholders requesting feedback on Emergency Order Feedback.

Caring for Ash Trees & Managing Forests

EAB management

Surveillance, Outreach, Involvement

survey, outreach, involvement
Biosurveillance Monitoring for EAB with the Cerceris wasp
Purple Trap Survey USDA's detection trap
Trap Tree Network Girdling an ash for EAB detection
Tree-Tagging Helping the public appreciate the value of trees
Volunteer Resources Free items to help spread the word

FAQs

outreach and education
General Basic frequently asked questions about EAB
Stop Movement Order (PDF 305KB) FAQs about Maine's Emergency Order to stop movement of ash from the emerald ash borer-infested area
Updated: July 12, 2018