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Show Notes:


Jacob Busiahn, Natural Resources Technician, City of Shakopeee

  • jbusiahn@shakopeemn.gov
  • 952.233.9371


  • 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.


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.