Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine and Regulatory Information

The EAB is a serious invasive tree pest, and consequently a quarantine has been placed to help slow the spread of EAB to other areas in Minnesota (see Emerald Ash Borer Status in our state).

These are considered regulated articles by the MDA:

  • Ash logs
  • Ash tree waste
  • Ash chips and mulch
  • All firewood (non-coniferous)

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantined Counties

The MDA has confirmed the presence of EAB in Kandiyohi County for the first time. There are now 35 counties in the state with EAB. Because this is the first time EAB has been identified in Kandiyohi County, the MDA is enacting emergency quarantine in a portion of the county. The emergency quarantine will cover the northeast corner of the county, from U.S. Highways 71 and 12 on the western and southern border, respectively, and the county line on the northern and eastern border.

A virtual informational meeting for residents and tree care professionals will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Experts from the MDA gave a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Emerald Ash Borer Virtual Informational Meeting for Kandiyohi County

Wednesday, June 8, 2022. 10-11am. Register Here.


The public will also have an opportunity to provide input on the proposal to add the partial Kandiyohi County emergency quarantine to the state's formal quarantine. The MDA is taking comments on the proposed formal quarantines now through July 8, 2022, and recommends adopting the quarantine on July 12, 2022.

Comments can be made during the virtual meeting or by contacting:

Kimberly Thielen Cremers, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 625 Robert St N, St. Paul, MN 55155 or kimberly.tcremers@state.mn.us 

Interactive EAB Quarantine Map

No regulated articles are legally allowed to be moved into Minnesota without the written approval and the proper documentation provided to the Commissioner of Agriculture.

No regulated articles are legally allowed to move outside of a quarantine (untreated or treated), unless they are accompanied by a MDA certificate. MDA Certificates are only available when a Compliance Agreement (CA) is signed between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the a company, city, county, agency, or organization interested in moving the regulated article.

A CA is a written agreement between a person and a regulatory agency to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements. For more information about CAs please visit our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Report A Pest Hotline.