Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County - Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer Hotline:
Command Center at Little Valley, NY
You may also contact the DEC
to report possible sightings by calling
Where is Emerald Ash Borer? EAB Danger Zones
Things Everyone Should Know About EAB
What to know about EAB:
- It attacks only ash trees (Fraxinus spp.).
- Adult Beetles are metallic green and about 1/2-inch long.
- Adults leave a D-shaped exit hole in the bark when they emerge in spring.
- Woodpeckers like EAB larvae; heavy woodpecker damage on ash trees may be a sign of infestation.
- Firewood cannot be moved in many areas of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin because of the EAB quarantine.
- It probably came from Asia in wood packing material.
EAB Identification Links
Emerald Ash Borer Pictures
EAB Quarantine Information
Lands and Forests - Forest Health
Albany, NY 12233
EAB Signs & Symptoms
Forest Service EAB Fact Sheet
Emerald Ash Borer Field Guide
Using Photos, this is a VERY easy to use Field Guide, from Michigan State University, identifies EAB, Ash Trees as well as EAB look-a-likes.
How to ID an Ash Tree
This is a larger file size which may take several minutes to download.
EAB Identification Card
Impacts of EAB
- Ash mortality is 100% near Detroit
- EAB will impact a wide range of stakeholders, from homeowners and small woodlot owners, to municipal governments and large timber companies.
- Horticultural and specialty industries that rely heavily on ash, such as baseball bat and tool handle manufacturers, will be severely impacted by necessary quarantine regulations and the potential complete loss of ash.
- Ecological effects of losing the Ash species
- Estimates of financial losses:
- Urban Shade Tree Loss: $20-$60 BILLION DOLLARS
- Nursery: $100-140 MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR
- Timber Industry: $25.1 BILLION DOLLARS
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Additional Links of Interest
Recommendations for EAB Control
EAB was identified as the top priority of the New York Forest Health Advisory Council (NYFHAC), a group of leading experts in state, federal, academic, and private institutions that recently formed to identify and address threats to New York's forests. NYFHAC makes the following recommendations regarding EAB in NY State:
We must all work together to “Slow the Spread” of the EAB. Slowing the spread of EAB will allow more time to research, refine, and implement sustainable management options and allow communities to plan for the eventual arrival of this devastating pest.
Early detection and rapid response are key elements to slowing the spread and minimizing the impact of EAB. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of EAB for early detection(http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/E‐2938.pdf
). Have plans in place for a rapid response to EAB detection. Trees cut for firewood or other uses should be inspected for signs of EAB. If EAB is detected or suspicious signs are present NYS DEC should be immediately notified. Improper disposal of infested material can hasten the spread of EAB.
Land owners should not act in haste, but deliberately consider their need for action ‐ liquidating ash shouldn't be the first and only consideration. We recommend participation in local educational activities through groups such as Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Forest Owners Association to identify management options as well as reputable arborists and forestry professionals in their area.
To view photos and get more information visit: www.emeraldashborer.info or www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7253.html.
If you detect EAB or EAB damage, call your county Cooperative Extension, Regional NYSDEC office, or NYSDEC at (866) 640‐0652 or (518) 402‐9425.
Get plugged in to your local Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) to work with other members of your community in EAB outreach, early detection, and management; find contacts for your local PRISM here: http://nyis.info/PRISM/Regional_Partnerships.aspx
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