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 up to 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 DOF forester prior to enrollment.
Who is Eligible
Eligible applicants include Virginia landowners and organizations (e.g. municipalities, non-profits, educational institutions and HOAs).
View the Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program publication in the Resource Library below for the most up-to-date information.
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 DOF forester.
|Ash Tree Management – Dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer Invasion||FT0035|
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||3.11||Form||View||finance financial-assistance financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-water-quality financial-assistance-forest-health forest-health forest-management water-quality||form|
|Emerald Ash Borer Cost-Share Program – Cost Assistance for Protecting Ash Trees||FT0032|
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|
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|
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||6.05||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-forest-health forest-health urban-and-community-forestry||form|
|Emerald Ash Borer Program Cost-Share Application – Supplement||6.05-S||Form||View||financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-forest-health forest-health urban-and-community-forestry||form|
|Multiple Landowners Supplement||3.10||Form||View||finance financial-assistance financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-water-quality financial-assistance-forest-health forest-health forest-management water-quality||form|
|Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)||W-9||Form||View||finance financial-assistance-water-quality financial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-forest-health fire-and-emergency-response forest-health forest-management urban-and-community-forestry water-quality||form|
A variety of financial assistance programs are available through DOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to improve forest health.
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