Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis
The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is one of the most serious invasive species threatening our ash resources and forests. All species of ash that grow in Maine are susceptible to injury and death by the emerald ash borer.
EAB is a woodboring beetle native to China, Japan, Korea and Russia. It is believed that EAB hitchhiked to the United States in solid wood packing material used to import goods from Asian countries. EAB is also known to spread with firewood movement.
EAB was first found in Michigan in 2002. There are currently EAB infestations in 23 states and two Canadian provinces. The closest infestations to Maine are in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The emerald ash borer has not been found in Maine.
If you suspect emerald ash borer in Maine, please report it online, or call: 207-287-3891.
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Updated: June 26, 2014
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