Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Edina

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Edina Photo: KSTP/File

April 17, 2018 12:37 PM

The city of Edina says the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed that Emerald Ash Borer has been found for the first time in a tree in the city.

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An Ash tree on private property was determined last Friday to have been attacked by EAB larvae at some point. 

A release from the city says there are an estimated 50,000 ash trees in Edina, most located on private property. Chemical treatments are available to help protect healthy ash trees, or those that have been minimally impacted.

RELATED: Twin Cities to Lose Nearly 60K Trees to Emerald Ash Borer

City officials recommend anyone with untreated ash trees on their property to contact an arborist immediately to evaluate their options.

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