Emerald Ash Borer Puts Local Ash Trees at Risk
Beetle Puts All Ash Trees In Imminent Risk
The Emerald Ash Borer beetle was officially confirmed in Columbia Heights July 2019. The DNR estimates that more than 5,000 ash trees are growing in the City, and the vast majority of those are on private properties.
What This Means For Your Ash Trees?
There’s little time to spare. Untreated ash trees in Columbia Heights will likely die within the next two to five years. If they’re already showing noticeable signs of infestation, it’s probably too late for preventive treatment. When ash trees show visible signs of infestation, they decline very quickly. They get brittle, more expensive to remove, and more likely to lose branches during a storm, which turns them into safety hazards and liabilities.
Please visit the City's EAB resource page for more information on what you can do about the ash trees on your property: www.columbiaheightsmn.gov/eab