Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is a beetle from Asia that feeds on the tissue under the bark of ash trees. The EAB is the most destructive forest insect ever to invade the United States, and has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in urban, rural, and forested settings. The StoryMaps and publications shown below in the resource library provide more detail about EAB in Virginia, the work that’s been done so far, treatment options, and how you can protect your ash tree.

The Ash Treatment Cost-Share program provides assistance for treating individual trees.


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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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 in Virginia
Emerald Ash Borer in Virginia

Information about emerald ash borer in Virginia.

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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
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Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer
Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer

Learn more about all treatment options available for ash trees with this multi-state emerald ash borer insecticide fact sheet.

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Virginia's Least Wanted - Emerald Ash Borer
Virginia’s Least Wanted – Emerald Ash BorerPST003

Poster shows the damage done but this threat to our native ash trees. Designed for 24 in. x 36 in. poster. Target audience: Youth – elementary age.

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