Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis, an insect species non-indigenous to the United States, is a destructive wood-boring insect native to eastern Russia, northern China, Japan and the Korean peninsula. It was first discovered in Michigan in June 2002, and has since spread to at least twelve other states as well as to two provinces in Canada. The initial detection of this pest in New York occurred on June 16, 2009 in the Town of Randolph, New York which is located in southwestern Cattaraugus County adjacent to Chautauqua County. Additional detections have been confirmed in 12 other counties. A Quarantine is now in place for the entirety of the following counties: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Genesee, Greene, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. Additionally, a quarantine is in place for the southern portion of the following counties: Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida and Onondaga.
Links to information regarding the quarantine area and regulated articles are listed below. Questions regarding compliance agreements and the regulations should be addressed to Senior Horticultural Inspectors in the respective regions. For compliance agreements or quarantine questions in Western NY, please contact Jared Spokowsky at 315-374-8346. For compliance agreements or quarantine questions in Eastern NY, please contact Ethan Angell at 518-275-9489.
We encourage the public to assist in detecting the presence of emerald ash borer. Additional information on identifying and reporting EAB can be found at http://www.nyis.info/index.php?action=eab.
EAB Best Management Practices
2012 Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine
EAB Quarantine Map
EAB Regulations - 1 NYCRR Part 141
EAB Mulch Sampling Protocol
EAB Compliance Agreement FAQs
EAB Stakeholder Meeting Comments
Bio-Control Fact Sheet
EAB on our Borders