Emerald ash borer

Adult emerald ash borer
An adult emerald ash borer (David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org).

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a non-native invasive insect from Asia that kills ash trees. According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), resistance against emerald ash borer has not been found in any native North American ash populations, and in areas where emerald ash borer has become established, ash tree mortality rates approach 100 percent. Once emerald ash borer infests an area, it cannot be eradicated. It has killed over 25 million ash trees in the United States. Minnesota is home to approximately 900 million ash trees.

Emerald ash borer was discovered in St. Paul in 2009 and in Minneapolis in 2010.

This section of eminnetonka.com will keep you up-to-date on emerald ash borer as it pertains to Minnetonka and contains useful links to help residents prepare for the arrival of emerald ash borer.