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Emerald Ash borer was first discovered in New Jersey in May 2014 in Somerset County.  

Press Releases:

October 8, 2015 - Tree-Killing Emerald Ash Borer Spreads to Six NJ Counties

July 6, 2015 - Tree-Killing Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Three NJ Counties

September 3, 2014 - Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Burlington County

May 21, 2014 - Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Detected in New Jersey

Current EAB Activity

As of October 2015, emerald ash borer has been found in New Jersey in Bergen, Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset counties.

Click here for the downloadable map.
Emerald Ash Borer map


Monitoring the Spread

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and its partner agencies are closely monitoring the spread of EAB.  Click here for the list of towns where traps have been placed for the 2015 season.

Click here for the 2015 list of municipalities that could be impacted by the spread of EAB.
Image of areas that could be impacted by EAB based on finds 

Preventing the Spread of EAB

To prevent spread of the beetle, do not move firewood.  Firewood is a vehicle for movement of tree-killing forest pests including EAB and Asian longhorned beetle.  Use locally-sourced firewood when burning it at home and when travelling, burn firewood where you buy it.  Make sure to burn all wood purchased.

Federal EAB Quarantine Map and Authorized Transit

EAB Quarantine Frequently Asked Questions 


Report signs of the beetle to the Department of Agriculture
at 609-406-6939.