ALB was first found in Ohio in June 2011. The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) enacted a quarantine for the State, establishing the initial regulated area within Tate Township on June 20, 2011. Due to additional detections of ALB infested trees, the regulated area has expanded within Monroe and Stonelick/Batavia Townships. APHIS first issued a Federal Order that mirrors the regulated boundaries of the State on July 13, 2011. In Ohio, the ODA and APHIS work together to operate the ALB eradication program.
To contact the Ohio ALB Eradication Program directly, please call 1-513-381-7180, or learn more on YouTube about current efforts to eradicate the ALB in your neighborhood with Phil Baldauf, Ohio ALB Project Manager.
There are 61 square miles under regulation in Clermont County in Tate Township, Monroe Township, and Stonelick/Batavia Townships.
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Free compliance trainings are available for businesses and individuals who perform work that may involve moving wood materials in the regulated area. To register for an ALB compliance training in Ohio, please call 1-513-381-7180.
Report Your Findings:
You can report your findings online or contact Ohio’s ALB Eradication Program directly by calling 1-513-381-7180.
What’s at stake?
• State Tree: Buckeye is a tree the beetle attacks!
• Nursery Stock: Damage to the state’s multi‐billion dollar nursery industry.
• Hardwood Forests: Eastern and southern regions are blanketed in hardwood forests, and an estimated 300 to 400 million board feet are harvested each year.
• Maple Trees: An estimated 7 billion board feet of maple wood alone currently in Ohio, plus adversely affecting maple sugar processors.
What you can do to help:
• Conduct an annual tree check
• Report beetles or signs of damage
• Allow officials access to survey
• Purchase firewood where you will burn it
• Diversify the trees you plant