Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an insect that attacks and kills all species of ash trees. The adults are small, green beetles that live outside of trees during the summer months. The adults lay their eggs on branches and in bark crevices. The eggs hatch into larvae, which tunnel underneath the bark to feed. As the tree becomes infested with EAB larvae, it begins to decline in health and die.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has imposed a quarantine for several counties, including Washington County, prohibiting the movement of potentially infested items such as ash limbs, branches, and logs out of those counties. For more information on EAB in Woodbury or to inquire about the discounted treatment program available through Rainbow Treecare.
Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at 651-714-3720 or via email.