Ash Tree Species Pushed To Brink Of Extinction, Scientists SayFive prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says.
Emerald Ash Borer An Expensive Challenge In Small TownsOn a warm spring night, Anoka County homeowners are indoors, spending an evening learning about an insect that's invading their property.
Minneapolis To Gradually Remove Thousands Of Ash Trees Due To Bug InfestationOver the next eight years, the city of Minneapolis plans to remove about 40,000 ash trees from around the city in order to combat the Emerald Ash Borer, a tiny green bug that’s responsible for taking down trees that have stood for decades.
Good Question – ‘Reply All’: Sandbags, Fair Food & Ash TreesEmily from St. Cloud wants to know what happens to all the sandbags after the flooding is over? If the sand isn't contaminated with floodwater, it can be used as fill for things like playgrounds and sidewalks. But in most cases, the sand is contaminated.
Mpls. To Remove 40K Ash Trees To Combat BorerOver the next eight years, Minneapolis will remove 40,000 ash trees from parks and boulevards, part of a $9-million initiative that began in January to eliminate the emerald ash borer. The beetle has killed millions of trees in the U.S., and has invaded neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Ralph Sievert, director of forestry for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, says the idea is to phase them out over a period of time.
Initial Results Of Ash Borer Study EncouragingMinnesota agriculture officials are encouraged by the initial results of a new way to find emerald ash borers.
Ash Pest Returns Early; Residents Told To Delay PruningIn Minnesota, emerald ash borers usually strike the first of May, but not this year. They're actually striking now. Our warm spring has brought the tree killing beetle earlier than usual.
State To Release Wasps To Fight Emerald Ash BorersOfficials are planning to release stingless wasps near St. Paul's stately Summit Avenue to combat a newly discovered infestation of emerald ash borers.
Emerald Ash Borer Spreads To Winona CountyThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirms the emerald ash borer has now been found in Winona County.
Small Insect Helps Giant Ash Trees It's the size of gnat but it will help some giant ash trees. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture released a tiny, stingless wasp that could help save millions of trees in the Twin Cities.
Stop Ash Borer, Don't Trim Your TreesThe City of Minneapolis is urging homeowners to not prune their ash trees because the emerald ash borer is coming out of dormancy for the season.
Minneapolis Fighting The Spread Of Emerald Ash Borer A century old ash tree is making its final stand along Buchanan Street in Northeast Minneapolis. Its early demise is symbolic of the fight to slow the spread of emerald ash borer.