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Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer and a penny Has the Emerald Ash Borer Arrived in Burnsville?
...Not Yet

A little bug can do a lot of damage -- which is why the City of Burnsville approved a plan in April 2013 to protect a portion of the City's trees from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.
View a copy of the City of Burnsville's Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle from Asia, which is making its way through the Twin Cities metro area. The larvae of this shiny beetle tunnels beneath the bark of ash trees and gnaws away at the living tissue of the tree until the tree eventually dies, usually 2-4 years after being infected.

The EAB has not been found in Burnsville yet, but it is likely only a matter of time until this unwelcome guest shows up at our door step. For now, the EAB infestation has only been confirmed in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Falcon Heights and Shoreview.

In response, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has established a 15 mile buffer around this portion of St. Paul that is referred to as the EAB Detection Neighborhood Watch Zone. The northeastern part of Burnsville is included in this zone. Accordingly, the City is working with the Agriculture Department by monitoring EAB traps in our park system, along with inspecting any suspicious ash trees that die in our community.


What's Your Plan?
The City's 10-year EAB management plan covers public ash trees. However, it does not cover the thousands of ash trees on private property. If interested, all residents will have the opportunity to take advantage of the City's contract prices to treat ash trees on their private property. For more details click here.

Residents are encouraged to visit the following website to learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer: www.extension.umn.edu/issues/eab, or call the Burnsville Forestry Department at 952-895-4508


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