Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Minneapolis

by shanai on Feb. 26th, 2010

Minnesota state officials have announced that ash trees infested with Emerald Ash Borer(EAB) beetles have been found in Minneapolis. This destructive insect pest had already been confirmed in St.Paul in 2009, so officials were not surprised to find that it had spread. A quarantine has been in place for much of the past year, restricting the movement of ash in and out of Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Minnesota has one of the largest concentrations of ash trees in the United States, making it particularly vulnerable. You can see a map here that shows where in Minnesota the EAB has been found, and can read more about how to detect or prevent the spread of this tree-killing pest in ARTiFactor's earlier post.

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