Information for Homeowners

Frequently Asked Questions - Commonly asked questions about the emerald ash borer.

Ash Tree Identification and Management

Emerald Ash Borer Control and Insecticide Options

  • Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer pdf
    June 2014 - The most current, up-to-date information and research on if, when, and how to treat ash trees is available in this bulletin.
  • EAB Insecticides: Label Guidance for Use Limits pdf
    February 2012 - From the Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Some insecticides used to control emerald ash borer (EAB) have annual per acre use limits. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) offers this label guidance to help applicators and others comply with label directions, meet tree treatment objectives, and minimize environmental impacts. The MDA completed a special registration review of EAB insecticides in 2011. The review concluded that insecticides commonly used to control EAB are not likely to harm human health or the environment when used according to label directions.
  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Potential Side Effects of EAB Insecticides pdf
    February 2011 - Research and Extension Specialists from Michigan State University, the Ohio State University OARDC and Extension, and University of Minnesota Extension have put together a comprehensive publication that addresses questions and concerns regarding insecticide use to control emerald ash borer.

Emerald Ash Borer Identification

After Emerald Ash Borer

General Information

  • My Ash Tree is Dead... Now What Do I Do? pdf
    March 2007 - Tips outlined to utilize the wood from the dead and dying trees in homeowner's yards.
  • Alternative Tree Species Selection pdf
    This guide gives suggestions for species that should be considered in situations where a homeowner, landscape, or urban forester may have planted an ash in the past in Michigan's lower peninsula

Colorado

  • Colorado Tree Coalition
    The Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture, Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association, Colorado Tree Coalition and Colorado State University Extension have compiled a Front Range Tree Recommendation List to help choose the right tree for specific areas.

Indiana

Illinois

Minnesota

Nebraska

  • ReTree for Nebraska's "Good Trees for the Good Life"
    To promote species diversity, ReTree Nebraska has chosen a select group of preferred species that perform well in Nebraska but aren't widely planted. ReTree Nebraska's Good Trees for the Good Life helps individuals choose the right tree for their landscape while improving the species diversity and vitality of Nebraska's community forests.

Ohio

  • Ash Replacements for Urban and Woodland Plantings pdf
    2005 - OSU Ash Alert - In developing this guide for selecting tree species to use to replace ash, it was assumed that, if not for emerald ash borer, one or more of the ash species would be suitable for the planting. Tree species included in this guide, therefore, are generally of the same size as ash and grow well on sites suitable for one or more of the native ash species. You will not, for example, find tree species in this guide that grow to a maximum height of 25 feet and which would be suitable for planting under utility power lines, as ash would not be an appropriate tree for such a planting.

Wisconsin

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the emerald ash borer's discovery in 2002, research has been ongoing to develop tools to control and eliminate this pest. Currently, there are a number of treatments available for use by homeowners or tree care professionals that can provide a varying degree of beetle control. A review of all options is recommended, as well as knowing the regulations regarding EAB quarantines and eradication strategies for your area. Contact your state department of agriculture for more EAB regulatory information. As more methods of EAB control are developed, more information will be available. References to commercial products or trade names do not imply endorsement by the entities supplying the information, or bias against those not mentioned. Reprinting of any material on this site cannot be used to endorse or advertise a commercial product or company.

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