Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program

Treating ash trees for this destructive non-native insect increases the chance of preserving genetic material of ash trees throughout the state. The Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program can help landowners and organizations offset 50% of costs for treatment of ash trees through stem injections with emamectin benzoate insecticide. Payment may not exceed $7.50 per inch diameter at breast height or $1250 in cost share payments to landowners or $5,000 in cost share payments per organization.

Eligible trees must be green, white, black, blue, pumpkin or Carolina ash that are 12 inches diameter at breast height (DBH) or greater. There cannot be more than 30% crown loss on eligible trees (at least 70% live crown) and all trees must be assessed by a VDOF forester prior to enrollment.

Eligible areas of the state may adjust annually to better target funding toward areas where treatment can make the most impact. View the Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program publication in the Resource Library below for the most up-to-date information.

To Apply

Complete Form 6.5 Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application. If there are multiple landowners, Form 3.10 Multiple Landowners Supplement will be required.

Apply by contacting your local VDOF forester.

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Additional Resources

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Ash Tree Management - Dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion
Ash Tree Management – Dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer InvasionFT0035

Forestry topic information sheet provides information about managing your ash trees during a time when the emerald ash borer is invading, including options for your property and possible biological controls being used.

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Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment
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Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program - Cost Assistance for Protecting Ash Trees
Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program – Cost Assistance for Protecting Ash TreesFT0032

Forestry topic information sheet provides information about the Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program for protecting ash trees, including the requirements and treatments covered by the program.

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Emerald Ash Borer Program
Emerald Ash Borer Program

Learn more about the ash treatment financial assistance program and to see the work that has been done so far.

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Emerald Ash Borer Program Application Process and Information
Emerald Ash Borer Program Application Process and Information

Document provides guidance through the application process for the Emerald Ash Borer Program offering financial assistance for treating ash trees.

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Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application
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Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application - Supplement
Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application – Supplement6.05-SViewfinancial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry forest-health urban-and-community-forestryform
Multiple Landowners Supplement
Multiple Landowners Supplement3.10Viewfinance financial-assistance financial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-water-quality forest-health forest-management water-qualityform
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)W-9Viewfinance financial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response financial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-water-quality fire-and-emergency-response forest-health forest-management urban-and-community-forestry water-qualityform

A variety of financial assistance programs are available through VDOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to improve forest health.

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