Spreading the news about a deadly invader

Do you ever feel hopeless when it comes to invasive species? Don’t despair—residents like you are making a difference! Minnesota has some of the most progressive and advanced systems in place to deal with invasives. We have well trained professionals, engaged volunteers, observant residents, smartphone apps, and call-in lines that allow for quick confirmation. An invasion of poison hemlock in […]

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2014 First Detector workshops scheduled

These workshops are for anyone who wants the latest in-depth information about new invasive pests that affect Minnesota’s landscape trees and urban and rural forests. The 2014 workshops will include material on emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, brown marmorated stink bug, thousand cankers disease, tree damage from herbicides, Oriental bittersweet, and managing firewood to prevent transporting invasive pests. […]

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Emerald ash borer and your Minnesota woodlands: Management guidelines

Ash management guide for private forest owners  (PDF, 10.5MB plus a single page foldout) is a new resource for family woodland owners in Minnesota who have ash trees on their land. This guide book is a thorough overview of the ash resource in Minnesota including: ash’s history on the landscape; ash tree identification; information on the emerald ash borer (EAB); […]

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Plan for a future with fewer ash trees

Minnesota now has more ash trees than any other state, a claim held by Michigan until emerald ash borer (EAB) arrived there and destroyed millions of ash beginning in 2002. Ash is an important part of Minnesota’s forest environment and our communities. It is also very common in wind and snow fencing around the state. University of Minnesota Extension recognized […]

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