Agrilus planipennis – Emerald Ash Borer
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The emerald ash borer attacks and kills all species of ash, except mountain ash which is not a true ash. With artificial spread, where people move infested ash materials and firewood to new areas, this insect can quickly spread to other areas of Canada.
Federal regulatory measures prohibit the movement of specific materials including any ash material and firewood of all species from specific areas of Ontario and Quebec. Anyone violating these restrictions is subject to a fine and/or prosecution.
Slowing the spread of emerald ash borer will protect Canada's environment and forest resources. It also helps keep international markets open to the forest industry and nurseries in non-regulated parts of Ontario and Quebec and in the rest of Canada.
What information is available?
General Public and other stakeholders
Help slow the spread of the emerald ash borer in Canada.
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- Don't Move Firewood
- How to identify the presence of EAB: Signs and Symptoms
- Questions and answers
- How to Identify Ash Trees
- Recommended Alternatives to Ash Trees
- EAB Survey Protocol – Contact your local CFIA office to request a copy
- Detection of emerald ash borer in urban environments using branch sampling (by the Canadian Forest Service) - PDF (3,184 kb)
- Cerceris fumipennis- A Biosurveillance Tool for Emerald Ash Borer
- Pest fact sheet
- Pest alert
- Emerald ash borer info
- Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
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