UK Risk Register Details for Agrilus planipennis

Common Names

  • Emerald Ash Borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Firewood

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 25
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 125

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
Russia Present
North America
Canada Present (Limited)
United States Present (Limited)
Asia Present
China Present
Japan Present
North Korea Present
South Korea Present
Mongolia Present
Taiwan Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Coleoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Fraxinus

Major Hosts

  • Fraxinus americana L.
  • Fraxinus excelsior L.
  • Fraxinus lanuginosa Koidz.
  • Fraxinus nigra Marsh.
  • Fraxinus rhynchophylla Hance
  • Fraxinus chinensis Roxb.
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

Fera (2004); EPPO (2004, 2013)

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAI, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings. Improved preparedness, including awareness raising and research.

General Comments

Damaging pest of ash, spreading in Russia. Regulated at the EU level, which will help mitigate risks associated with movements in trade, but risks associated with firewood movements need to be further assessed. Europe wide surveillance is needed, especially in countries in the eastern fringe of the EU and non-EU EPPO countries.

Risk Records for this Pest