An update on Emerald ash borer

Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 10:07 am

The Emerald ash borer (EAB) has not yet been detected in the city of Minnetonka, although city staff continues to watch for and actively plan for the eventual arrival of this pest.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed the arrival of EAB in portions of St. Paul and in Minneapolis near Prospect Park and the West River Parkway. To stay updated on the most recent EAB finds, visit the MDA website at http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/eab.aspx.

To learn more about EAB, to find out what the city is doing to prepare for it, and to be aware of the signs and symptoms, visit www.eminnetonka.com and type “emerald ash borer” into the search bar.

Or, bring your questions to the Minnetonka Farmers’ Market the first Tuesday of August and September, where city forestry staff will be available. Visit the Farmers Market page for details on the time and location of the farmers’ market.