Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis

Maine Forest Service Emergency Order Restricting Movement of Ash and Firewood

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's (DACF) Bureau of Forestry Director has issued an Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash in response to the detection of emerald ash borer (EAB) in northern Aroostook County and western York County. The Emergency Order restricts the movement of certain ash (Fraxinus spp.) products and any untreated firewood from emerald ash borer (EAB) infested towns in Maine.

Order Area: Towns of Frenchville, Grand Isle and Madawaska in Aroostook County and Acton, Berwick, Lebanon and Shapleigh in York County, Maine.

To protect the ash resources of the state of Maine from the unrestricted spread and establishment of a dangerous tree-killing forest pest, the Director of the Maine Bureau of Forestry has taken action and issued the Order pursuant to authority granted by 12 M.R.S. § 8305. Read Full News Release

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 has recently been found in Aroostook Co. (Madawaska, Frenchville, and Grand Isle), and York Co. (Acton and Lebanon), ME.

What's New

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
Maine Forest Service Emergency Order Restricting Movement of Ash and Firewood Emergency Order (PDF) / Map of Order Area (PDF) / FAQ (PDF)
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
Stakeholder Feedback Request 7/11/18 Letter to stakeholders requesting feedback on Emergency Order.

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


General Basic frequently asked questions about EAB
Updated: October 18, 2018