Emerald Ash Borer Found in More NH Counties

Published: Sep 27, 2017

Emerald ash borer found in Strafford County
Quarantine expands; public comment session open until Sept. 30

The emerald ash borer (EAB) was just discovered in the towns of New Durham and Strafford, making Strafford County the newest New Hampshire county in the already-existing quarantine in Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Rockingham counties. The new boundaries of the quarantine go into effect Sept. 21. The penalty provisions of the quarantine go into effect following a public comment period on Oct. 1. The public comment period about the quarantine of ash materials will be open until Sept. 30. Comments can be directed to the N.H. Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food by email at piera.siegert@agr.nh.gov. Plans are in the works for an informational and feedback meeting in early October. 

Read More about the lastest EAB discovery

Emerald ash borer resources:

Report suspect trees and insects

Map of infested areas

Recommendations for homeowners and landowners

Forest insect photo gallery

Quarantine information

Adult Emerald Ash Borer