Forests Ontario

Emerald Ash Borer is here, what do I do?

Invasive Insects in Canadian Forests

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) or EAB, native to Asia, is a woodboring beetle that arrived here accidentally in solid wood packaging material. It attacks ash (Fraxinus) tree species and is a highly effective tree-killer in North America. It has already killed millions of ash trees since it was first detected in Canada in 2002, and is expected to kill billions more.