Infestation Location & Management Zones
Generally infested area
Emerald ash borer is in this zone, though not necessarily in all ash trees.
Potential expansion area
Emerald ash borer isn't known to be in the area, but the area is within 10 miles of the outer limits of the known infestation. There is a high probability emerald ash borer will spread naturally to this zone within a few years.
Emerald ash borer isn't known to be in the area and it is more than 10 miles from the known infestation.
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Concord in March 2013, in Canterbury and Loudon in spring 2014 and Salem and Hopkinton in the summer 2014. As a non-native insect, EAB lacks predators to keep it in check. EAB only attacks ash trees and infested trees die within 3 to 5 years. Help protect New Hampshire's ash trees. A quarantine of all hardwood firewood, ash wood-products and all ash nursery stock is in effect for Merrimack County.
The detection of EAB in Salem will add Rockingham County and parts of Hillsborough County to the quarantine. The parts of Hillsborough County added to the quarantine are east of the Everett Turnpike and the Route 293 loop around Manchester—including the highways themselves. This includes all or portions of the Hillsborough County towns of Pelham, Hudson, Nashua, Litchfield, Merrimack, Bedford, and Manchester. The new boundaries of the quarantine go in effect on October 9. Check back for the quarantine and new map soon.