Emerald Ash Borer Detected on Trees in Woodbury

Emerald Ash Borer Detected on Trees in Woodbury Photo: KSTP/File

September 29, 2017 11:51 AM

The city of Woodbury has confirmed the discovery of  Emerald Ash Borer in trees in the city.

A release said the presence of the insect, which attacks and kills all species of ash trees, was detected on trees in the parking lot of the Woodbury 10 Theater on Queens Drive.


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The release states ash trees make up 17 percent of the inventory when it comes to park and boulevard trees in the city.

According to the release, the city has an EAB preparedness and management plan in place. It includes updates to policy and ordinances, public outreach and a strategy for removing ash trees on public lands.

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Residents are encouraged to look for signs of EAB damage to trees on their property. Those include dieback (decline) of leaves in the upper one-third of a tree's branches, heavy woodpecker activity, bark splitting, S-shaped larvae tunnels under the bark and significant amount of water sprouts on the trunk.

Residents are also asked not to plant new ash trees, and to consider removing declining or small ash trees on their property now.


Frank Rajkowski

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