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.
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.
- 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
Manage emerald ash borer, or manage the forest?
Emerald Ash Borer Visual Inspection Guide
Emerald Ash Borer: Management Guidelines and Insecticide Treatments (4/22/2021) RECORDED WEBINAR
Emerald Ash Borer Research: Updates from the University of Minnesota (4/15/2021) RECORDED WEBINAR
Community Forestry - Examples & Resources for Managing Emerald Ash Borer (12/10/2020) RECORDED WEBINAR
Resources for Insecticide Use
Outreach Material Available Upon Request
Material Available for Request in Hard Copies
Wallet sized EAB identification cards (waterproof)
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.