Emerald Ash Borer

What is Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect pest from Asia that attacks and destroys ash trees. This wood boring beetle was first found in Michigan in 2002 and has continued to spread into neighboring states, threatening to eventually spread across the U.S. and Canada. EAB has killed tens of millions of ash trees since its discovery in 2002 and threatens the entire North American ash tree population. EAB is predicted to cause an unprecedented $10-20 billion in losses to the urban forest over the next 10 years.

Emerald Ash Borer Readiness Plan Information

To view the City of Dubuque's Emerald Ash Borer Readiness Plan, please click here.

United States Department of Agriculture: EAB in the United States

To view the United States Department of Agriculture interactive story map, please click here. 


Contact Us

Steve Fehsal
Park Division Manager

Leisure Services Department
2200 Bunker Hill Road
Dubuque, IA 52001

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

P: 563-589-4263
F: 563-589-4391