Emerald Ash Borer

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Emerald Ash Borer Tree DamageSince its discovery in 2002, emerald ash borer (EAB) has spread throughout the central and eastern United States, and into Canada. The first confirmed case of EAB in Minnesota was found in St. Paul in 2009 and it has since spread throughout Ramsey and Hennepin counties, including Eden Prairie.

(EAB) is a non-native beetle that first appeared in southeastern Michigan near Detroit. The adult beetles feed on ash foliage but cause little damage to the trees. The larvae (the immature stage) are much more destructive and feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the ability to transport water and nutrients.

To avoid EAB from spreading, City officials urge residents not to transport firewood, or buy it outside the area where it is being used.

Eden Prairie EAB Management Plan [PDF]

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