Van Buren Township

Emerald Ash Borer

In the summer of 2002, scientists detected a new exotic insect in six southeast Michigan counties — Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne. This pest, known as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB for short), is an invasive species originally from Asia and previously unknown in North America that affects ash trees. To date, it has killed or damaged millions of ash trees in these affected areas. It has also been detected in Windsor, Ontario of Canada, and in small, isolated pockets in Eaton, Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kent, Lenawee, Saginaw, and St. Clair counties.

  • Pictures of EAB Impacts
  • EAB Core Zone and Expanded Quarantine Area
  • More Information / Resource Links
  • Pictures of Emerald Ash Borer Impacts

EAB core zone and expanded quarantine area

June 2008- The counties and portions of counties identified on the attached map are designated as quarantined areas. In addition, the Director may designate any area as quarantined for the emerald ash borer in the future. Information on additional quarantined areas will be provided on the Michigan Department of Agriculture website.  A current printed copy of the quarantine is available upon request at all Michigan Department of Agriculture Regional offices and through the Michigan Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division Lansing Office, P.O. Box 30017 Lansing, Michigan 48909, (517) 373-1087.

Movement – The movement of hardwood firewood and other regulated articles out of the twenty-one contiguous county areas of Quarantine Level I is prohibited unless under a valid MDA Compliance Agreement. The only exception would be non-coniferous (Hardwood) wood chips and non-coniferous bark chips, three inches or smaller in two dimensions may move from Quarantine Level I to Quarantine Level II in the Lower Peninsula without a compliance agreement.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Map

More Information / Resource Links



Dead Ash Tree in Wayne County Road Right-of-Way – (734) 522-7370
State’s Emerald Ash Borer Hotline – (866) 325-0023