What can I do?
Emerald Ash Borer has caused devastating losses. However, there are some simple measures we can all take to help slow its spread and reduce its impacts.Be aware of quarantine regulations.
Firewood is one of the biggest vectors for spreading Emerald Ash Borer and other pests. Buy firewood near where you intend to burn it. USDA APHIS has placed a quarantine on ash products, including firewood, to help slow the spread of Emerald Ash Borer. Be sure to follow quarantine regulations. For quarantine maps and information click here
Burn local, buy local. Firewood is one of the biggest vectors for spreading Emerald Ash Borer and other pests. Buy firewood near where you intend to burn it, and be sure to follow Emerald Ash Borer quarantine regulations.
Spread the word. Tell your friends and neighbors about Emerald Ash Borer. You may help to save a tree!
Act now. Chemical treatments are available to protect your ash trees, but they only work while trees are still healthy. Begin planning now to decide which trees you will treat and which will need to be removed. When ash trees become infested, they can become safety hazards and may be very expensive to remove.
Removing infested trees early can reduce hazards and costs.