Emerald ash borer - Agrilus planipennis
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a highly destructive invasive beetle which attacks and kills all species of ash, but not mountain ash, which in spite of its name, is a completely different species of tree. The emerald ash borer has already killed millions of trees in North America.
Report any detections outside of regulated areas to one of the CFIA's offices.
Learn more about identifying and preventing the spread of the emerald ash borer.
Detections and regulated areas
- Pest alert
- Wasps as biological control agents for Emerald Ash Borers
- Cerceris fumipennis – A Biosurveillance Tool for Emerald Ash Borer
- 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)
Policy directives for industry
Plant protection policy documents
- RMD-13-01: Regulated Areas for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire)
- D-08-04: Plant protection import requirements for plants and plant parts for planting
- D-03-08: Phytosanitary Requirements to prevent the introduction into and spread within Canada of the Emerald Ash Borer
- D-02-12: Phytosanitary import requirements for non-processed wood and other wooden products, bamboo and bamboo products, originating from all areas other than the continental United States
- D-01-12: Phytosanitary Requirements for the Importation and Domestic Movement of Firewood
- D-98-08: Entry Requirements for Wood Packaging Material into Canada
Emerald Ash Borer Approved Facilities Compliance Program
- Approved facilities
- QSM-07: Quality Management System Manual for Facilities Registered in the Emerald Ash Borer Approved Facility Compliance Program (EABAFCP)
- QSM-08: Quality Management System Manual for Canadian Food Inspection Agency Auditors to Administer the Emerald Ash Borer Approved Facility Compliance Program (EABAFCP)
- Date modified: