Publication and Resources

EAB Preparedness / Response Plans

The elements of an EAB Preparedness Plan is designed to help develop a framework for a community's plan. These elements are offered as suggestions. Any plan should be specific to a community's needs and circumstances, while being flexible and including realistic tasks, goals, timelines and budgets.

  • Purdue University Cost Calculator
    Use this calculator to:
    • Compare the annual and cumulative costs over a 25 year period for ANY management strategy that includes a mixture of tree removal, replacement, and insecticide treatment.
    • Compare size of the forest remaining over a 25 year period for ANY management strategy that includes a mixture of tree removal, replacement, and insecticide treatment.
    • Generate printed reports of projected costs of up to 3 management strategies at a time.
  • i-Tree - Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests
    i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.

  • Michigan pdf
  • Colorado (2014)
  • Illinois (2006)
  • Iowa pdf
  • Minnesota (2009)
  • Montana (2015)
  • Nebraska
  • New York (2010)
  • Ontario
    The Emerald Ash Borer threatens to kill Oakville's 177,300 ash trees. Check out what the Town of Oakville is doing to battle this destructive foreign insect.
    Video Part I | Video Part II
  • South Dakota (2009)
  • Wisconsin (2009)

EAB Timelines

Watch the spread of EAB in North America in our new timelines. Get a general sense of how EAB spread by state or take a more in depth look with our interactive map showing infestations by county.

Photo Database

The University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health emerald ash borer images (aka the Bugwood Network).

Media Contacts

Robin Usborne
Michigan State University
Communications Manager
Department of Entomology
288 Farm Lane, Rm. 243 Natural Science
East Lansing, MI 48824
P: (517) 884-7051
Expertise: EAB Communications & outreach for MSU
Sharon Lucik
Public Affairs Specialist
United States Department of Agriculture
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
5936 Ford Court, Ste. 200
Brighton, MI 48116-8511
P: (810) 844-2713
Dr. Deb McCullough
Dept. of Entomology & Dept. of Forestry
Michigan State University
P: (517) 355-7445
Expertise: Ecology of exotic forest insects, EAB eradication strategy, EAB biology, control options, dispersal, damage & impacts
Dr. Dave Smitley
Dept. of Entomology
Michigan State University
P: (517) 355-3385
Expertise: Insecticides for EAB control
Dr. Dan Herms
Dept. of Entomology
Ohio State University (Wooster, OH)
P: (330) 202-3506
Expertise: EAB impacts, insecticides for EAB control
Dr. Therese Poland
USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Michigan State University
Michigan State University campus
P: (517) 355-7740, ext. 17
Expertise: Research on lures & traps for EAB adults, insecticides, EAB biology and dispersal
Dr. Leah Bauer
USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Michigan State University
P: (517) 355-7740, ext. 103
Expertise: Asian wasps for EAB biocontrol, insect pathogens to control EAB
Dr. Julie Gould
Otis, MA
P: (508) 563-9303
Expertise: Asian wasps for EAB biocontrol

Educational Information


  • Cerceris fumipennis? pdf
    2009 - A Biosurveillance Tool for Emerald Ash Borer. Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Control of Emerald Ash Borer

Educational Resources for K-12

EAB and its effect on the Great Lakes -- Native American Perspective

EAB Invasion of North America

  • Emerald Ash Borer Invasion of North America: History, Biology, Ecology, Impacts, and Management
    FULL-TEXT | PDF pdf
    • Annual Review of Entomology
      Vol. 59: 13-30 (Volume publication date January 2014)
      First published online as a Review in Advance on October 9, 2013
      DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ento-011613-162051

      Daniel A. Herms1,* and Deborah G. McCullough2
      1Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio 44691; email:
      2Department of Entomology and Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824; email:

      *Corresponding author

Identification — EAB and Ash Trees

Management of EAB and Ash Trees

Online Courses

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