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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Department of Agriculture Looking to Identify Emerald Ash Borer Infestations

In 2018, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Wright County. There are 32 counties in the state with Emerald Ash Borer. To help control the spread, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture enacted a quarantine to limit the movement of firewood and ash material into and out of Wright County. The following links will help you identify the bore, affected areas throughout Minnesota and regulatory information.  

Emerald Ash Borer Identification

Minnesota EAB Distribution Map

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine and Regulatory Information

According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, “May 1 – September 30 is the flight season for EAB. This means that EAB adult beetles are emerging from infested wood or trees and flying in search of new hosts during this time”. 

If you believe you have a tree suffering from Emerald Ash Borer, reach out to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture:

Report a Pest

Plant Protection

1-888-545-6684

reportapest@state.mn.us

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