Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in the Metro Area. EAB is an insect that invades ash trees and is expected to have a huge impact throughout Minnesota. The insect is approximately one-half inch long, has a flat back is bright metallic green.
Residents who have ash trees on their property are advised to check them for EAB.
The City does not have enough staff on hand to respond to private properties for EAB inspections. The City recommends residents who suspect EAB on their property call a certified arborist or the University of Minnesota Extension Office.
View a discussion about EAB between City Administrator Barry Stock and Parks and Natural Resources Supt. Jon Allen.