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Jacob Busiahn, Natural Resources Technician, City of Shakopeee
- Emerald Ash Borer is a flying insect killing ash trees in Minnesota by boring under the bark and cutting off the nutrients during its larvae stage.
- It has not been located in Shakopee but is in Prior Lake.
- The City’s Management Plan consists of treating 40% of the 2,000 ash trees on city property every two years with a chemical called Tree-age to protect them. ½ of the city’s trees will be treated in the spring of 2016 and the other half in the spring of 2017.
- Homeowners will have an opportunity to use the city’s contractor to treat their privately-owned trees.
- The remaining 60% of the ash will be removed and replaced over the next 8 years starting winter of 2015.
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture Info
- Emerald Ash Borer Life Cycle Photos (emeraldashborer.net)
- Tree-age Chemical Information
- News release on the City of Shakopee’s Management Plan
- Identifying and Ash Tree (MDA)
Additional notes from Jacob
- I would also like to remind people that Scott County is quarantined, which means it is illegal to move hardwood out of Scott County to a non-quarantined county.
- The City and County will both have a tree sale in the Spring of 2016. City’s will be advertised for the end of April with 6-10′ trees. Scott County will sell seedlings and seed mixes.
- Here is the letter property owners receive if their tree is to be removed.
A tree marked for removal.