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.

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
Rhonda Santos
Public Affairs Specialist
United States Department of Agriculture
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
151 West Boylston Drive
Worcester, MA 01606
P: (508) 832-8044
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. Therese Poland
USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station and Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University
Michigan State University campus
P: (517) 884-8062
Expertise: Research on lures & traps for EAB adults, insecticides, EAB biology and dispersal
Dr. Juli Gould, Entomologist
USDA, APHIS PPQ S&T Laboratory
P: (508) 563-0923
Expertise: Biocontrol of EAB using insect natural enemies

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. Herms 1 ,* and Deborah G. McCullough 2
      1 Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio 44691; email:
      2 Department 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

  • Tools for Staging and Managing Emerald Ash Borer in the Urban Forest pdf
    (Purdue University, 2017)
    In this study, researchers develop a model for predicting ash mortality over an eight-year period, and validated with data from the removal of >14,000 ash trees killed by EAB in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S. It was determined that strategies that most heavily relied on saving ash trees were less expensive and produced a larger forest than those strategies that mostly removed and replaced ash trees. Ratios of total discounted costs to discounted cumulative benefits of strategies that saved most ash trees were over two-thirds lower than strategies of proactive tree removal and replacement. Delaying implementation of an ash management program until damage would be visible and more obvious to the community (Year 5 of the model) decreased the cost–benefit ratio by < 5%.
  • Managing Emerald Ash Borer: Decision Guide (Colorado) pdf
    2016 - A step-by-step guide to help you manage your ash trees.
  • NABB -- Neighbors Against Bad Bugs
    Public Awareness Program
  • Ash Management Guidelines for Private Forest Landowners
    University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Chosen for a 2012 Notable Documents Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for public policy, recognizing the publication as innovative in providing substantive information on contemporary issues of interest.
  • The National Plant Germplasm Ash Conservation Project Website
  • 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.
  • Management Options for Minimizing EAB Impact in Ohio Woodlands pdf
    January 2010 - This Ohio State University Extension publication presents alternative management strategies to minimize the impact of EAB on woodlands and existing or planned forest plantings, and identifies the consequences of adopting those strategies.
  • USDA EAB Program Manual pdf
    These New Pest Response Guidelines contain information to guide a management program for the emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle, Agrilus planipennis (Fairmaire), (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
  • Emerald Ash Borer and your Woodland pdf
    September 2007 - Dealing with EAB as a woodland owner in Michigan & surrounding states.

Online Courses

  • Emerald Ash Borer Monitoring and Management Online Course pdf
    Emerald Ash Borer Online Education Course The course comprises of six training modules and is hosted on the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) Training Site. The course was developed by the Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture.
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