Emerald ash borer has now been found in Connecticut – in 43 towns and in 7 of the state’s 8 counties. These pages have been assembled to assist arborists and others in the identification of the emerald ash borer, and in being prepared for dealing with this insect.
The emerald ash borer is a highly mobile insect that has a history of establishing rapidly into new areas after being introduced. The most common means of introduction are the movement of infested logs, firewood and nursery stock. For those reasons, it is important to be aware of the potential to move the insect, and to comply with all regulatory efforts to limit that spread. In particular, the quarantine that is in place on movement of material out of Connecticut and to states that do not yet have EAB.
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Please visit these pages as well.
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has the responsibility for establishing whatever restrictions on movement of wood, wood products and living plant material that are necessary to help contain the beetle. Once those regulatory restrictions are published, they will be featured on this page.
To see the State Regulations that give CAES this authority, click here.
USDA APHIS has responsibility for interstate movement of wood, wood products and live plant material. To visit their website, click here.
In the interim, the best advice is to keep firewood local.