Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) was first found infesting ash trees in the Detroit, Michigan, area in the summer of 2002. As of June 2020, it has been detected in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) rescinded the Nebraska EAB quarantine on October 29, 2020. USDA still maintains the federal EAB quarantine. In order to move any hardwood firewood or ash material to another state, contact NDA for certification requirements.

Additional information on EAB and Nebraska specific recommendations and guides can be found at www.eabne.info.

The emerald ash borer, or EAB, is native to Asia and is believed to have arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material sometime in the last 30+ years. The introduction of EAB to North America has resulted in the loss of millions of ash trees, in landscapes, nurseries, woodlots, and forests. Financial losses related to the removal and disposal of landscape trees, destruction of nursery stock, and damage to forests and woodlots, are estimated in the millions of dollars.

What is EAB?
How does EAB spread?
What are the signs of EAB?
How can I help prevent EAB?
NDA works to prevent the spread of EAB in Nebraska
Nebraska EAB working group
EAB Initial County Detection Map
EAB Links

Nebraska Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Maps
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Quarantine Map - Overview

Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alikes
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EAB Look-Alikes

Think you have found EAB in Nebraska?
If you suspect you have found an EAB infestation in Nebraska, please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 402-471-2351, the Nebraska Forest Service at (402) 472-2944 or your local Nebraska Extension office.