Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week 2024

The emerald ash borer (EAB) may be beautiful, but it is the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America. Hundreds of millions of ash trees across 36 states and 5 Canadian provinces have been killed by this invasive insect. Fortunately, EAB has not been found in California, but it was discovered in Oregon in 2022, the first time this insect has been detected on the West Coast.

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 20-26th of 2024. During this week, the Don't Move Firewood campaign is offering SIX webinars over the first three days (May 20, 21, 22). Webinar topics include exciting new developments in ash tree breeding and resistance, research findings on best management strategies, and important updates on management responses to EAB. Register for any or all of these free webinars at https://www.dontmovefirewood.org/eabweek2024/.

If you think you've seen the pest or ash tree damage caused by an EAB infestation, report it to your local County Agricultural Commissioner's Office or the California Department of Food and Agriculture at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/reportapest/.