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How to Manage the Emerald Ash Borer on Your Property

The United States Department of Agriculture recommends:

  • Know the symptoms of emerald ash borer: thinning or dying of ash tree crowns, suckers at the base of the tree, splitting bark, tunneling under the bark, D-shaped exit holes and woodpecker activity;
  • Call the USDA Emerald Ash Borer Hotline at 1-866-322-4512 or your local USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office if you think you’ve found an EAB infestation;
  • Record the area where you found the insect and take photos of the insect along with any damage;
  • Don’t move firewood from your property or carry it across state lines.
  • Buy firewood from local sources and burn it where you buy it;
  • Buy kiln-dried firewood;
  • Before spring, burn your remaining firewood supply to eliminate the chance of EAB spreading to live trees.

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