guidlines to slow growth and spread of emerald ash borer

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, with help from partner agencies, has published a comprehensive document on methods for managing emerald ash borer (EAB). It provides communities and other entities responsible for managing ash trees in landscaped areas with guidelines for slowing the growth and spread of EAB into new areas of Minnesota not yet infested. Included in the document are strategies for communities that aren't currently known to be infested, communities where EAB is a recent arrival and those that are heavily infested.

Guidelines to Slow the Growth and Spread of Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)

General EAB Resources

Best Management Practices for working in known infested areas

Recognizing Insect Galleries in Ash (PDF)

Emerald Ash Borer Community Preparedness

Cold Snap is No Snow Day for EAB Management (PDF)

Ash Waste Disposal Locations

Firewood Information

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Information

Online Video Resources

Manage emerald ash borer, or manage the forest?

Emerald Ash Borer Visual Inspection Guide

Resources for Insecticide Use

Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)

Emerald Ash Borer Insecticide: Label Guidance for Use Limits (PDF)

Homeowner Guide to Insecticide Selection (PDF)

Minnesota Tree Care Registry

All companies and persons that provide tree care or tree trimming services and/or who remove trees, limbs, branches, brush or shrubs for hire must register with Minnesota's Tree Care Registry. This includes public, private, and government entities. Only one registration is required for each company or franchise; branch locations should be listed on the registration.  

Outreach Material Available Upon Request

Material Available for Request in Hard Copies 

Wallet sized EAB identification cards (waterproof)

Firewood bookmark

Does my tree have EAB (PDF)

Homeowner Guide to Insecticide Selection (PDF)

Insects Commonly Confused with EAB (PDF)

Firewood tri-fold brochure (PDF)

Firewood poster (waterproof) (PDF)

Recognizing Insect Galleries in Ash (PDF)

Emerald Ash Borer Insecticide: Label Guidance for Use Limits (PDF)

Loan Materials Available for Use at Events

EAB shadow box display

EAB table top display

EAB wood sample with gallery

EAB adults and larvae in vials

How to Report EAB

You can report EAB to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture several ways. Please use one of the following methods if you suspect you have found EAB in a new location:

1.) Contact Arrest the Pest via email or by leaving a detailed phone message at 1-888-545-6684. 

2.) Send a report through the Great Lakes Early Detection Network App.

3.) Login or create an EDDMapS Midwest account and submit a report.