Invasives

New EAB Infestation in St. Paul

EAB announcement from the St. Paul Natural Resources: Emerald ash borer infested trees were recently found in the area surrounding the Summit Brewery. One tree near the entrance was initially identified by Forestry staff and after further survey trees have been identified stretching from Otto Ave to the NE and Elway St. to the SW. […]

Zebra Mussel Update

The invasive zebra mussel confirmed to be in Crooked Lake. The mussel will continue to be an environmental management job for all Minnesotans in 2014 boating season. Full Story HERE. Aquatic invasives map HERE Infested Waters list HERE More info. on zebra mussles HERE Take Action: Volunteer for the monitoring program HERE [Go to www.mnnature.org […]

New HIA for EAB Management Plan in St. Paul

Currently, the MPCA is working on a health impact study of St. Paul’s existing management plan for emerald ash borer—see the full (existing) plan HERE. The HIA hopes to further inform the existing plan from a public health angle. See the MPCA’s lit. on Value of Trees, HERE. If you want to know if ash borers […]

Emerald Ash Borer is Not Disappearing Due to Cold

You can expect EAB to persist in 2014 despite our Polar Vortex deep freeze. Here’s a press release from the Wisconsin DNR: Keep your Emerald Ash Borer plans in spite of cold weather A forest health expert says the ongoing frigid air hugging the state is not enough to wipe out the tree-killing pest known as […]