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EAB Awareness Week 2017

EAB Awareness Week spotlights ash tree losses North Dakota communities will suffer when EAB arrives. Bright flagging with "ASH TREE AT RISK" is placed on some of the community's ash trees.
When May 21, 2017 12:00 AM to
May 27, 2017 11:55 PM
Where North Dakota Communities
Contact Name
Contact Phone (701)231-5138
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ASH TREE AT RISK flagging tied on a green ash tree in Fargo, ND

Things to know about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

  • As of May 18, 2017, EAB has NOT yet been discovered in North Dakota..
  • EAB is known to occur in 30 states, including Minnesota, and in 2 Canadian provinces.
  • EAB only attacks ash trees.  (Not mountain ash, which is not a true ash)
  • EAB larvae feed under the bark, killing trees within a few years.
  • You might see dead branches, new trunk sprouts, and 1/8-inch D-shaped exit holes on the trunk.
  • Ash trees have many problems that look similar, so contact an expert if you think an ash tree has EAB.
  • EAB has killed millions of ash trees and cost millions of $$ since it's arrival on this continent.
  • EAB does not fly far by itself, but hitchhikes to new places on firewood, logs, and nursery stock.
  • Use North Dakota firewood in North Dakota.  Tell out-of-state visitors to leave their firewood at home!

 Learn more here  

EAB FAQ                     EAB Talking Points

A slide show for North Dakota Communities: Threat of EAB and Benefit of Taking Action

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