Information for Homeowners
Ash Tree Identification and Management
- Managing Emerald Ash Borer: Decision Guide
2016 - A step-by-step guide to help you manage your ash trees.
- Ash Management Guidelines for Private Forest Landowners
This guide discusses some specific guidance on ash management for private woodland owners in Minnesota. It was developed cooperatively by experts from many different fields related to forestry and ecosystem management.
- Ash Tree Identification Bulletin
Kimberly Rebek and Mary Wilson - criteria to properly identify ash trees.
- Distinguishing Ash from other Common Trees
Is this an ash tree? This key is intended to help you distinguish ash from other common landscape trees, including elm, boxelder, mountain ash, walnut and hickory.
- Coalition for Urban Ash Tree Conservation - EAB Management Statement
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January 2011 -This document is an endorsement for ash tree conservation as part of integrated approach to managing emerald ash borer in urban areas, and is supported by university scientists with expertise in EAB management, commercial arborists, municipal foresters, public works officials, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
- Emerald Ash Borer and your Woodland
September 2007 - Dealing with EAB as a woodland owner in Michigan & surrounding states.
- Choose Arborist Carefully To Treat Trees For Emerald Ash Borer
Tips on hiring an arborist to treat trees for eab.
- Minnesota EAB Waste Utilization Fact Sheet
The Mulch Store has four Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) certified sites to process ash tree waste.
- My Ash Tree is Dead...Now What Do I Do?
March 2007 - Michigan State University Extension - This publication for homeowners focuses on what options are available for the dead and dying trees in their yards. Wood use options are suggested, allowing homeowners several ways they can recover some of the value in the resource.
Emerald Ash Borer Control and Insecticide Options
Efficacy of Soil-Applied Neonicotinoid Insecticides for Long-Term Protection Against EAB (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
March 2019 -- Protection of green ash trees (Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall) from the emerald ash borer by soil applications of neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and dinotefuran) was tested at five locations between 2005 and 2013. Application rate and spring versus fall application dates were evaluated in tests with neighborhood street trees and in one plantation of 65 ash trees.
Emerald Ash Borer Management Options (Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, 2017)
This publication explains what works best as preventive treatments for healthy ash trees planted along streets or in yards or parks.
- Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer
April 2019 - 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
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.
February 2012 - From the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Potential Side Effects of EAB Insecticides
This comprehensive publication addresses questions and concerns regarding insecticide use to control emerald ash borer.
February 2011 – From Research and Extension Specialists at Michigan State University, the Ohio State University OARDC and Extension, and University of Minnesota Extension
Emerald Ash Borer Identification
- Signs and Symptoms of the Emerald Ash Borer
Updated December 2005 - Photos showing signs of emerald ash borer.
- Native Borers and Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alikes
February 2005 - Photos of insects that look like emerald ash borer.
- Don't be Fooled by Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alikes!
Distinguish between these beetles that could be confused with emerald ash borer.
After Emerald Ash Borer
- My Ash Tree is Dead... Now What Do I Do?
March 2007 - Tips outlined to utilize the wood from the dead and dying trees in homeowner's yards.
- 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.
- Tree Species Options for Illinois/Michigan - Illinois Dept. of Agriculture
- Replacement options for Ash trees - Chicago Botanic Garden
- Alternative Tree Species Selection
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
- 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 Nebraskans choose the right tree for their landscape.
- Ash Replacements for Urban and Woodland Plantings
This publication identifies tree species that can be used to replace dead or dying ash, or used in future plantings, in Ohio.
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.