Inspect Ash Trees for Signs of Emerald Ash Borer in Minneapolis

In this KARE 11 segment, Travis McDonald of Davey's South Minneapolis, Minnesota, office encourages residents to check their trees for signs of emerald ash borer because this is the year that many ash trees will begin showing severe signs of decline and need to be removed. He also suggests good replacement trees to plant. 

Posted: September 22, 2018

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is putting the 1.1 billion ash trees in Minnesota at risk.

This invasive tree pest was first found in the Twin Cities in 2009 and without preventative treatment, EAB could eat their way through all the state's ash trees, eventually killing them.

During the first few years after infestation, ash decline is slow, and symptoms of EAB are not obvious.

Later, researchers and arborists determined the death curve of ash trees accelerates rapidly and happens between eight and nine years.

Click below to watch the video.

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