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The Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a non-native insect of major concern that was discovered in the Saint Anthony neighborhood of Saint Paul in May, 2009. In recent years Michigan and other states have suffered widespread ash deaths numbering in the millions due to this insect. The Forestry section is working collaboratively with local, state and federal agencies on efforts to mitigate the effects of this destructive pest.
| What's Happening with EAB in Saint Paul?
- Structured Removal of ash trees: Beginning February 10th, 2015, Saint Paul Forestry will be removing ash trees in various neighborhoods throughout Saint Paul. Click on the link for more information on the program.
- Winter is the best time to transport ash logs and debris for disposal. September to May is the "low risk" period for spreading EAB.
- June 1st is the start of the "high risk" period for spreading emerald ash borer in the state of Minnesota. Adult beetles that have not emerged from ash trees can be spread out of quarantine areas by people transporting ash logs and limbs. "Wait 'til fall to haul" your ash logs from EAB quarantined areas, that include Ramsey and Hennepin counties. Visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture emerald ash borer website for more information on best management practices for ash trees.
- For more information, view our FAQ.
Where are known emerald ash borer infestations in Saint Paul and Minnesota?
Click on the map with state-wide EAB infestation details from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Where can I find information on Saint Paul's EAB management strategies?
City-wide EAB Management Strategies
Where can I find information for homeowner ash management?
Homeowners Guide to EAB
Where can I find information on Saint Paul's ash structured removal program?
EAB Resources and Links
Additional Information, Resources, and Past EAB News