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Areas Regulated for the Emerald Ash Borer

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Map - Current areas regulated for Emerald Ash Borer by Ministerial Orders

Description of map Emerald Ash Borer regulated area

To slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) to new areas, the CFIA uses measures to control the movement of potentially infested materials. People who move regulated materials from regulated areas without the permission of the CFIA could face fines and/or prosecution.

Notice of prohibition of movement

As an interim regulatory measure before ministerial orders are officially issued, the movement of materials is regulated through legal notices issued to property owners.

For properties where the emerald ash borer has been confirmed, a prohibition of movement will be issued. A prohibition of movement prohibits the movement of regulated materials from that specific property. This measure is taken to prevent movement of potentially infested materials off the property.

The emerald ash borer has recently been confirmed in:


  • the United Counties of Prescott and Russell


  • the cities of Gatineau and Montreal

Ministerial orders

Ministerial orders are issued to prohibit the movement of ash tree material and firewood of any species out of a regulated area without prior permission from the CFIA.


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