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The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (EAB), after devasting trees in the Midwest,  is spreading across the country and is expected to spread soon to New Jersey where there are many ash trees, particularly in the northwest of the state.  Millions of trees have been killed already.  In this case, trees will likely die from the top down, causing a safety and environmental issue for residents.   Please take a minute to read the information, determine if you have Ash trees on your property and begin to formulate a plan for dealing with the potential devastation. 

For more information, please see the following:


Do you know what an Ash Tree looks like?  Visit this website.


Interstate transport of firewood and other forest product rules from the USDA

USDA Forest Service Info

USDA APHIS Animal & Plant Inspection Service

USDA Pest Alert - Emerald Ash Borer Flyer

Emerald Ash Bore Pest Notice from NJ State Forestry Service

A League of Municipalities Magazine Article on the Emerald Ash Borer

Map of  NJ Municipalities with confirmed Emerald Ash Borer

NJ EAB Task Force Pest Alert Emerald Ash Borer

How to identify an Ash Tree

Shade Tree Committee Inventory of Ash Trees


Anyone interested in diagnostic assistance can contact theRutgers Plant Diagnosic Lab,where they are able to examine samples for Emerald Ash Borer.  Requestors are asked to contact the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab and will probably be asked to bringeesample of the beetle, larvae, and/or sample of symptomatic tissue.