- Parks, Recreation and Forestry
- Trees (Urban Forest)
- Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer
This major threat to our ash tree population was found in the North End of Superior in August 2013.
Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan for the City of Superior (approved by Council on March 4, 2014)
Map of Quarantines and Locations in Wisconsin
Important Information About EAB infested firewood
If you have an EAB-infested tree that you would like to use as firewood, be aware that EAB can continue to emerge from the wood for two years after cutting. To avoid spreading EAB, split and leave the wood to age near where you cut the tree for two summers. After two years of drying, EAB that may have been within the wood will have emerged or died. The aged firewood poses little risk of introducing EAB and you may move it freely within the limits of the quarantine.
Emerald ash borer and firewood restrictions
State and federal laws forbid moving hardwood firewood out of emerald ash borer quarantined areas.
Currently, this means hardwood firewood that has been stored, purchased, or harvested in the following areas may not be moved out of these areas in Wisconsin: Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sawyer, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Winnebago and Wood counties. A federal quarantine also prohibits the movement of hardwood firewood out of all or parts of more than a dozen other states and parts of Canada. This map shows the most current national and international quarantines.
If firewood from a quarantined county enters a DNR managed property in a non-quarantined county, regardless of whether it is within 10 miles, it will be confiscated. State and federal fines up to $1,000.00 apply for violations of firewood quarantines.
To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), visit these websites:
Wisconsin's Emerald Ash Borer Information Source
University of WI-Madison Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin
Emerald Ash Borer Info
Homeowners--Please check out this important information!
How to identify an ash tree video
Ash Tree Identification
Homeowner Guide to Emerald Ash Borer Insecticide Treatments