Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Photo of Emerald Ash BorerPhoto of Emerald Ash Borer Larva

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that kills up to 99% of our ash trees. It has moved across the US killing millions of trees. When we lose ash trees from our cities and forests, we lose community value, heating and cooling cost savings, stormwater and water quality management, and carbon storage.
Emerald Ash Borer has spread to every county west of the Chesapeake Bay, and to Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties on the Eastern Shore. Explore this site to see how Emerald Ash Borer could impact you, and what you can do about it.


Photo of adult: Leah Bauer, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Bugwood.org
Photo of Larva: David Cappaert, Bugwood.org