guidlines to slow growth and spread of emerald ash borer

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, with help from partner agencies, has published a comprehensive document on methods for managing emerald ash borer (EAB). It provides communities and other entities responsible for managing ash trees in landscaped areas with guidelines for slowing the growth and spread of EAB into new areas of Minnesota not yet infested. Included in the document are strategies for communities that aren't currently known to be infested, communities where EAB is a recent arrival and those that are heavily infested.

Guidelines to Slow the Growth and Spread of Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)

Minnesota Tree Care Registry

All companies and persons that provide tree care or tree trimming services and/or who remove trees, limbs, branches, brush or shrubs for hire must register with Minnesota's Tree Care Registry. This includes public, private, and government entities. Only one registration is required for each company or franchise; branch locations should be listed on the registration.  

Grant Opportunity

Protecting Community Forests by Managing Ash for EAB Grants Program

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources welcomes applications from local units of government within Minnesota to assist communities in managing ash for emerald ash borer (EAB) on public and Tribal lands, and improve community forests by planting a diversity of trees and involving community members. The DNR has $2.4 million available to fund projects managing EAB through community forestry activities on public lands  and tribal lands. Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). No minimum dollar amount exists. The maximum amount that will be funded is $150,000.

Project timeline

  • Application Available: Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022

Protect Community Forests by Managing Ash for EAB Grants Program - Informational Webinar (Recorded 11/29/2021)

General EAB Resources

Online Video Resources

Resources for Insecticide Use

Outreach Material Available Upon Request

Material Available for Request in Hard Copies 

Wallet sized EAB identification cards (waterproof)

Firewood bookmark

Does my tree have EAB (PDF)

Homeowner Guide to Insecticide Selection (PDF)

Insects Commonly Confused with EAB (PDF)

Firewood tri-fold brochure (PDF)

Firewood poster (waterproof) (PDF)

Recognizing Insect Galleries in Ash (PDF)

Emerald Ash Borer Insecticide: Label Guidance for Use Limits (PDF)

Loan Materials Available for Use at Events

EAB shadow box display

EAB table top display

EAB wood sample with gallery

EAB adults and larvae in vials

How to Report EAB

You can report EAB to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture several ways.

1.) Contact Arrest the Pest via email or by leaving a detailed phone message at 1-888-545-6684. 

2.) Send a report through the Great Lakes Early Detection Network App.

3.) Login or create an EDDMapS Midwest account and submit a report.