Emerald Ash Borer in Georgia

Q: Does Georgia have the emerald ash borer?

A: Yes, we do. This destructive insect has only been found in 26 of our 159 counties but it has the capability to kill every ash tree in the state. Georgia does not have many ash trees to begin with, but as of 2017, the whole state is under an emerald ash borer quarantine. Ash tree wood can be moved within our state but not to Alabama or Florida.

Details at

GA Forestry – EAB

FAQ about EAB

Georgia EAB Map and Quarantine Rules


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David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org photo credit