Emerald Ash Borer Management in the Twin Cities: Eight years after the find

Philip Potyondy, Sustainable Forestry Coordinator, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis, MN Author
04/10/2017 Added
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Emerald ash borer was first discovered in Minnesota near the border between Saint Paul and Minneapolis on May 14th, 2009. This year marks the eighth year since EAB was found in the Twin Cities, and perhaps twice that in terms of arrival of the insect. Management strategies in Minneapolis have evolved over the past 11 years since development of an EAB Preparedness Plan. This presentation will provide a practical perspective of EAB management in an urban setting that will include contentious issues such as widespread tree replacement and pesticide use, as well as successes and failures of the program

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