NHBugs

Protecting trees and forests

Damaging Insects and Diseases

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.

Alert area
Emerald ash borer isn't known to be in the area and it is more than 10 miles from the known infestation.

 

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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Concord in March 2013, and the list of towns with known infestations continues to grow. As a non-native insect, EAB lacks predators to keep it in check. EAB attacks ash trees and infested trees die within 3 to 5 years.

You can help protect New Hampshire's forests by reporting suspect trees or insects; considering insecticide treatment of some trees to keep ash in the understory; being aware of the risks of spreading EAB; and using best management practices to avoid transporting this pest to your favorite outdoor spot.

It takes years to decades for EAB to spread naturally; humans can spread it in hours.

Report a suspect tree or insect

Caring for ash trees & managing forests

Identify emerald ash borer, ash trees & learn more

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