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Coalition in Minnesota Working to Slow the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer

The Challenge The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an insect native to Asia that is considered an invasive species here in North America. It was first detected near Detroit, MI, in 2002 and has since spread across 22 States and parts of Canada. In this short time the insect has killed millions of ash trees and currently threatens the entire North American ash family. Minnesota has possibly more ash trees than any other State and features extensive black ash forests associated with wetlands in its northern half. Communities in Minnesota have large ash components, and many cities’ urban forests, including those of St. Paul and Minneapolis, are comprised of 15–20 percent ash. Many smaller towns in western parts of the State have in excess of 25 percent ash. EAB was first found in the Twin Cities in 2009

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Forests
Insects and Diseases

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2015

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