Since September of 2014, the Arkansas State Plant Board has declared an EAB Quarantine for counties with confirmed EAB sites, and buffer counties around those counties. Quarantined items continue to include firewood of all hardwood species, and the following ash items: nursery stock; green lumber with bark attached; other material living, dead, cut or fallen including logs, pulpwood, stumps, roots, branches, mulch and composted/un-composted chips (1 inch or greater). Firewood is the only quarantined item that relates to all hardwood; all other quarantined items are relative to ash, only. Quarantined items can move freely within the quarantined area. The restrictions only apply to the movement of items listed within the quarantined counties to areas outside of them.
Fourteen Arkansas counties have confirmed sites of EAB (Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Lafayette, Nevada, Ouachita, Randolph, Saline, and Union). The other 19 counties under quarantine are considered buffer/at risk areas.
Contact the Arkansas State Plant Board for full quarantine details at: 501-225-1598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.