Emerald Ash Borer Found In Golden Valley
On July 25, the invasive Asian beetle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in an ash tree in Stockman Park and is the first confirmed case of the beetle in Golden Valley.
While the beetle was only discovered in Golden Valley recently, it has been present in many of Golden Valley’s neighboring cities for many years. Golden Valley developed an EAB management plan in 2010 with the goal of removing all public ash trees, up to 100 per year, over the course of two decades. An interactive map showing all confirmed EAB infestations in Minnesota can be found here.
Ash Trees In Your Yard
If you suspect an EAB infestation on your property or in your neighborhood, visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website and use the “Does My Tree Have Emerald Ash Borer?” tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website has additional information on EAB.