Emerald Ash Borer Outreach and Awareness

Emerald ash borer (EAB) remains one of the greatest threats to tree health in North America. The good news? Everyone can play a part at slowing the spread of this invasive insect – simply by keeping firewood local! Knowing the signs and symptoms that this pest is present is also important for early detection of new infestations. A knowledgeable public can help with both slowing the spread and new detections. Here at Don’t Move Firewood, we are excited to share top-notch outreach and education resources needed to raise awareness on EAB; spread the word, not the pest!

While EAB outreach is important all year long, some partners choose to focus their efforts during Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week which is in late May every year. We’ve found that some of the best inspiration for outreach pieces comes from “standing on the shoulders of giants,” so we’ve compiled all the past EAB Awareness Week materials that we could access, as well as other non-date-specific materials that might prove of use. Bookmark this page for your reference for Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week!

Outreach Material Examples

Video Examples

General Online Resources of Note

Official Press Releases (from various years):

News Articles and Blurbs (from various years):

Governor’s Proclamations (from various years)

Social Media Ready Tips and Graphics

  • In past years, the most commonly used hashtags for Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week have been #EABweek and #ashtrees. If you want to use #EAB that’s OK, but of course a lot of people don’t know what EAB is when you just use the initials- hence the need for an awareness week! Because of that, we suggest tagging @emeraldashborer in regular sentence use, and then using #EAB at the tail end of the tweet or post.
  • If you’d like to tag Don’t Move Firewood, please note it is @dntmovefirewood, without that first “O” due to character limits. If you want to hashtag Don’t Move Firewood instead, we suggest writing it as #dontmovefirewood
  • We’ve added a few easy-to-grab images below. Good luck!



(image credit for EAB image used in Facebook Advertisement, Spring 2018: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Forestry, Bugwood.org Image 5016060)