Invasive Pests

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. […]

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 […]

MN’s 2012 DNR invasive species proposal

A new state law gives DNR authority to operate check stations that require boaters to go through an inspection for aquatic invasive species. The DNR will purchase 20 high-pressure, hot-water decontamination units that will be operated at zebra mussel infested waters, high-use destination lakes and at DNR Enforcement check points. The DNR will hire 150 […]

Emerald Ash Borers Active in Minnesota

Per Mpls Park and Rec we should wait to prune ash trees until fall because the ash borers are active now through Labor Day. Why is this important? “Emerald ash borers are a major concern because they have caused the deaths of millions of ash trees in 13 states, and approximately 20 percent of the […]