Getting calls about EAB? Sample look-alikes coming in? Make sure you know about the CCE Emerald Ash Borer Identification Protocol. This describes the procedure you can use to submit a suspicious sample.
For more information about using the CCE EAB Identification Protocol as well as EAB FAQs and a summary of resources that are available to Educators check out the EAB Guidelines for CCE Educators.
How do you know if it's an EAB? Read up on EAB ID and check the look-alike list (below). Also, there is a comprehensive EAB identification guides at http://emeraldashborer.info/identifyeab.cfm.
How do you know if it's worth going out to inspect a client's tree/forest? A good rule of thumb, if they can list off multiple important signs and symptom of an EAB infestation, they've done some reading and are looking; and it may be worth going out. Big flags: excessive woodpecker foraging in combination with epicormic shoots or a thinning canopy. If they have galleries in firewood they are concerned about, have them bring it to you or send in a photo.
Below are materials that you can download for use in presentations and working with clients.
- "Introduction to Emerald Ash Borer: Biology, Early Detection and Control," Power Point presentation developed Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2011. PDF version.
- "Ash Identification," Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2011. Power Point presentation. PDF version.
- "Emerald Ash Borer Community Action Monitoring and Reporting," Cornell University, 2011. Presentation describes steps for community members, homeowners and landowners, including how to get involved, collect seeds, and more. Power point presentation. PDF version.
- "How to do a Community Street Tree Inventory," Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2011. Power Point presentation. PDF Version
- "Emerald Ash Borer and Woodlot Management," Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2011. Power point presentation. PDF version
EAB First Detector Training Modules :
- Module 1: Introduction to EAB
- Module 2: Monitoring and Management
- Module 3: Identification
- Module 4: Monitoring in depth
- Module 5: Management in depth
- Module 6: Additional Resources
"Emerald Ash Borer in New York: The Insect, The Impacts, and Your Options," webinar by Mark Whitmore, Cornell Dept. of Natural Resources.
On-line EAB Pesticide Recertification Class available through Cornell's PMEP Distance Learning Center
Detection and Management of the Emerald Ash Borer- Natural History, Detection and Community Action Plan- now available as an on-line Pesticide Recertification Class. The course reviews the Identification and Natural History of EAB and what your community can do to prepare for this pending pest. Learn the basics of EAB and gain Pesticide Management Education Program recertfication credits in categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, 6a, 1a and 25.