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Emerald ash borer - Agrilus planipennis

Description for photo – Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a highly destructive invasive beetle which attacks and kills all species of ash, but not mountain ash, which in spite of its name, is a completely different species of tree. The emerald ash borer has already killed millions of trees in North America.

To help prevent the spread of EAB, the movement of ash logs and firewood out of regulated areas is restricted. Don't Move Firewood.

Report any detections outside of regulated areas to one of the CFIA's offices.

Learn more about identifying and preventing the spread of the emerald ash borer.

Detections and regulated areas

General information


Policy directives for industry

Plant protection policy documents

Emerald Ash Borer Approved Facilities Compliance Program

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