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Items Regulated by EAB Quarantine

The EAB quarantine restricts movement of the following ash products:

  • Cut firewood of any kind except pine
  • Living EAB insects of any life stage from immature to adult
  • Any whole ash trees, including nursery trees
  • Limbs, stumps, branches, or debris from ash trees with
    a diameter of 1 inch or more
  • Ash logs, slabs, or untreated ash lumber with the bark attached
  • Ash chips and ash bark chips (both composted and non-composted)
    that are 1 inch or more in diameter
  • Any product made from ash wood that was recently alive and growing
    that might move any life stage of the beetle

Table 1. Interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas.
This table is from the USDA APHIS emerald ash borer manual.
The entire manual can be found at the link below:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/domestic/
downloads/emerald_ash_borer_manual.pdf


Regulated Articles

Mitigation and Treatment Measures

Firewood of all hardwood species

  • Remove bark and an additional half inch of wood1 or
  • Kiln sterilization treatment (T4004-b-4) or
  • Heat treatment (T314-a) in a heat treatment facility approved by APHIS or
  • Fumigate according to treatment schedule T404-b-1-1 (Methyl bromide fumigation at NAP-tarpaulin or chamber) or
  • Apply an APHIS approved method2.

Chips and Mulch of all hardwood species

  • Chip or mulch to less than one inch in at least two dimensions or
  • Follow and APHIS approved mulching or composting protocol or
  • Apply an APHIS approved method2.

Nursery Stock of Fraxinus spp. Itself

No treatment available. No compliance agreements. No certification. This article is not being moved at this time.

Green lumber of Fraxinus spp. Itself

  • Remove bark and an additional half inch of wood1 or
  • Kiln sterilization treatment (T404-b-4) or
  • Fumigate according to treatment schedule T404-b-1-1 (Methyl bromide fumigation at NAP-tarpaulin or chamber) or
  • Apply an APHIS approved method2.

Logs of Fraxinus spp. Itself

  • Remove bark and an additional half inch of wood1 or
  • Kiln sterilization treatment (T4004-b-4) or
  • Heat treatment (T314-a) in a heat treatment facility approved by APHIS or
  • Fumigate according to treatment schedule T404-b-1-1 (Methyl bromide fumigation at NAP-tarpaulin or chamber) or
  • Apply an APHIS approved method2.

Other material including wood waste, living, dead, cut or falling including stumps, roots, branches of Fraxinus spp.

  • Chip or mulch to less than one inch in at least two dimensions or
  • Apply an APHIS approved method2.

WPM containing regulated green lumber, including but not limited to, dunnage, crating, pallets, packing blocks, drums, cases, and skids.

  • ISPM accredited treatments or
  • Treatment/mitigations for green lumber of Fraxinus spp. Itself as listed above or
  • Apply an APHIS approved method2.

1 The bark and wood removed will be regulated separately. If intended for interstate movement the removed bark and wood must be treated as described in Table 1 for chips and mulch. If Produced at a mill located outside the quarantine area but approved to handle green ash logs or lumber from within the quarantine area, wood waste must be treated or destroyed prior to adult flight season.

2 Consult Local USDA APHIS Official or State Plant Health Director.



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