Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a destructive insect pest of ash trees native to the United States. EAB is native to Asia, including China and Korea. The first EAB infestation in Minnesota was discovered in the Saint Anthony neighborhood of Saint Paul in 2009. The City of Saint Paul Parks & Recreation Department immediately implemented a management plan to address this issue.
EAB in Saint Paul:
- City-wide EAB Management Strategies - information about how the City is working to minimize the impacts of EAB.
- Structured Removal- check here for 2018 plans and timelines.
- Parkland Ash Tree Management - click here for information on how the City is managing EAB in parks.
- EAB FAQ - click on the link for answers to our most commonly asked questions.
- Homeowner's Guide to EAB - check out this page for information to help you decide what to do with the ash tree in your yard.
NEW! - Boulevard Ash Tree Management Map - view the interactive map to see boulevard ash locations, ash being treated, and ash trees to be removed through structured removal.
EAB in Minnesota & Nationwide:
Emerald ash borer was first discovered in SE Michigan in 2002, but it is thought to have been present since the early 1990's. Since its' arrival to North America, it has spread to numerous states and Canadian provinces. Check the links below for the most up-to-date statewide and nationwide EAB information.