Emerald Ash Borer Prevention: Safeguarding Minnesota’s Ash Trees

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is native to northeastern Asia, but since 2002 it has established itself as one of the most devastating invasive species in the United States. Emerald ash borers lay their eggs in ash trees, where their larvae create galleries that cut off the trees’ supply of vital nutrients, causing them to deteriorate and die. This is particularly problematic in Minnesota, where black ash trees are very common.

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