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The first Emerald Ash Borer infestation has been discovered in the northern part of Coon Rapids.The City Forester discovered the infected tree in late February in the 500 block of 127th Lane near Bunker Hills Regional Park. It was found on a City-owned boulevard tree. The City Forester was trimming trees in preparation for street reconstruction this summer.Emerald Ash Borer has also been found recently in Blaine and was found in Andover in 2016 and in Ham Lake in 2015. The invasive beetle, which was first found in Minnesota back in 2009, destroys ash trees.
What is the City doing to deal with Emerald Ash Borer? (EAB)
What can homeowners do?
If you have further questions about Emerald Ash Borer, call the City Forester at 763-767-6455 or visit the Forestry area of the City website.