Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borers are a serious threat to ash trees.

What You Need to Know

Emerald ash borer is a beetle from Asia. It was first detected in North America in the Detroit area in 2002, but it probably arrived in southeast Michigan sometime in the early 1990s, hiding in wood packing material. In its short time in the United States and Canada, the emerald ash borer has spread rapidly and killed millions of ash trees along city streets and in forest woodlots.

Are My Woods at Risk?

As the name suggests, the emerald ash borer attacks ash trees. It does not attack mountain ash or other tree species.

This map can show you if emerald ash borers have been found in your region.

With the right information, you can learn how best to take care of your woods. Start by learning about emerald ash borers, or jump to steps for damage control or prevention. And remember, help is always available.

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