Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Burnsville
Minnesota Ag Connection - 05/14/2018
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation in Burnsville. The discovery was made by a City forestry crew member working in the area of McAndrews Road and 139th Street, in the central part of Burnsville.
Property owners are responsible for trees on their property. As EAB kills ash trees, residents should take action now if they have ash trees on their property.
If an infestation is caught early in an otherwise healthy ash tree, a pesticide treatment may save that tree. The City recommends a trunk injection treatment over other pesticide application methods. Residents interested in this method should hire a City-licensed tree contractor with a commercial pesticide applicator's license. Trees need to be treated at least every two years.
Untreated or unhealthy ash trees should be removed as soon as possible. If removal is delayed, costs are likely to increase as it's more dangerous to remove an ash tree heavily infested by EAB. If hiring out for tree removal, residents must hire a City-licensed tree contractor.
Find the list of City-licensed tree contractors at www.burnsville.org/forestry.
For more information on identifying infested ash trees, the risks of EAB, and the details of the City's EAB plan visit www.burnsville.org/EAB.