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Good Question – ‘Reply All’: Sandbags, Fair Food & Ash Trees

Emily 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.

06/27/2014

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Mpls. To Remove 40K Ash Trees To Combat Borer

Over 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.

03/11/2014

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Initial Results Of Ash Borer Study Encouraging

Minnesota agriculture officials are encouraged by the initial results of a new way to find emerald ash borers.

04/19/2012

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Ash Pest Returns Early; Residents Told To Delay Pruning

In 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.

04/18/2012

Emerald Ash Borer

State To Release Wasps To Fight Emerald Ash Borers

Officials are planning to release stingless wasps near St. Paul’s stately Summit Avenue to combat a newly discovered infestation of emerald ash borers.

09/30/2011

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Spreads To Winona County

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirms the emerald ash borer has now been found in Winona County.

08/26/2011

Emerald Ash Borer

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.

06/08/2011

Emerald Ash Borer

Stop Ash Borer, Don’t Trim Your Trees

The 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.

05/12/2011

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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.

04/14/2011

S&S Trees Home and Garden Show – 10/2/10

Yard and Garden questions AND answers along with WCCO radio host Steve Thomson.

10/03/2010

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