Category Archives: Emerald Ash Borer

LEC/LYNAS Spring Forum March 23, 2013

Longfellow Autumn

Trees and Invasive Species of Park and Residential Lands – Spring Forum
Saturday, March 23, 2013
9:15-11:15 a.m.
Lynnhurst Community Center, 1345 W. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis.

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Our Enduring Environs – February 2013 issue now available

The latest  issue of Our Enduring Environs is now available online.  It includes information on the March 23 Spring Forum on Trees and Invasive as well as announcements about Earth Day activities and ongoing neighborhood initiatives.

You should have received a printed copy in the mail the weekend of February 9.

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

May 20 through May 26 is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, not only in Minnesota, but across the nation.  This year’s theme is “The Three P’s of EAB: Prepare, Protect, and Plant”

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Containing the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

by V. Ribich

Ventral view of Emerald Ash Borer adult.

Did you know that we have over 900,000 ash trees just within Minneapolis and over 998 million in Minnesota? That’s a lot of food for the hungry larvae of the EAB. In May 2009, an infestation was found in St. Paul, northeast of the I-94 and Hwy 280 intersection. In February 2010, both Hennepin and Ramsey counties were placed under quarantine to help contain this menacing pest. Anyone within these two counties is prohibited from moving ash trees (whole or in parts) and  the  EAB outside these counties.

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