Emerald Ash Borer Community Preparedness

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a devastating wood-boring tree pest that has killed millions of trees in the eastern and central U.S. While EAB is all but impossible to eradicate once it arrives in an area, well-planned response efforts can slow its spread and reduce the impact on community forests. A response plan is important because it provides a community […]

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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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UMN Extension to develop an ash management guide for family forest owners

By Julie Miedtke and Angie Gupta, UMN Extension and Mike Albers, MN DNR We know that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a significant invasive forest pest.  EAB has the potential to cause extensive tree mortality in ash and seriously alter forest stand composition in stands with ash.  EAB may also negatively impact traditional forest product economies, plant communities, wildlife and water quality.  In […]

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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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