Emerald Ash Borer Open House
Name: Emerald Ash Borer Open House
Date: October 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Brown County in southern Minnesota. This is the 21st county in the state with EAB. Because this is the first time EAB has been identified in Brown County, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be enacting an emergency quarantine to limit the movement of firewood and ash material out of the county. This will reduce the risk of further spreading the tree-killing insect. Residents of Brown County are also invited to an open house on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer in the county. Those attending the open house will have an opportunity to learn more about EAB and local options to deal with the insect and hear how residents can limit the spread of the bug. Experts will be available to answer questions. Emerald Ash Borer Open House Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6 – 8 p.m. Brown County Law Enforcement Center, Room B11 15 S. Washington St. New Ulm, MN 56073 The public will also have an opportunity to provide input on the proposal to add Brown County to the state formal quarantine. The MDA will take comments on the proposed formal quarantine through November 7, 2019, and proposes to adopt the quarantine on November 14, 2019. The quarantine limits the movement of ash trees and limbs, and hardwood firewood out of the county. The proposed quarantine language can be found here. Comments can be made at the open house or by contacting: Kimberly Thielen Cremers Minnesota Department of Agriculture 625 Robert Street North St. Paul, MN 55155 firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 651-201-6108 Emerald ash borer larvae kill ash trees by tunneling under the bark and feeding on the part of the tree that moves nutrients up and down the trunk. The invasive insect was first discovered in Minnesota in 2009 and is now found in 35 states. EAB will have a major impact on Minnesota. The state has approximately one billion ash trees, the most of any state in the nation.