Emerald Ash Borer

Picture of an emerald ash borer

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a destructive insect pest of ash trees native to the United States. EAB is native to Asia, including China and Korea. The first EAB infestation in Minnesota was discovered in the Saint Anthony neighborhood of Saint Paul in 2009. The City of Saint Paul Parks & Recreation Department immediately implemented a management plan to address this issue.

EAB in Saint Paul:

EAB in Minnesota & Nationwide:

Emerald ash borer was first discovered in SE Michigan in 2002, but it is thought to have been present since the early 1990's. Since its' arrival to North America, it has spread to numerous states and Canadian provinces. Check the links below for the most up-to-date statewide and nationwide EAB information.

EAB Resources and Links

Minnesota Department of Agriculture logo
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources logo
University of Minnesota Extension Service logo


Emerald Ash Borer Information Network