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2019 Emerald Ash Borer Update for Rochester, MN

September 9th, 2019 · No Comments

The fight against the emerald ash borer population continues in Rochester, MN, as numbers rise in borer-impacted communities. According to recent Minnesota news, not only have the pests been identified in several Rochester communities, but the cost of fighting them continues to increase as well. Tree mortality rates due to emerald ash borer infestations are also going up which means tree owners should consult Maier Tree and Lawn’s tree pest removal professionals as soon as symptoms become apparent.


For Rochester area tree owners, an increase in emerald ash borer identification means that caution while working with and transporting wood is essential. Tree pests can be transferred from place to place via chopped wood or tree debris. Spreading emerald ash borers in this manner can ultimately lead to extensive tree damage and death. If you purchase, sell, or in any way handle wood, be sure to confirm that it has been properly cleared of any signs of tree pests.


Ash trees continue to be popular among urban areas in Minnesota, making up nearly 15% of all trees in Rochester as of 2016. With this in mind and in order to stem the spread of emerald ash borers, all homeowners should be vigilant about checking trees for signs of tree pests. Be sure to alert the proper authorities if signs of borers are spotted in your area as identification is the first step towards eradication. Be on the lookout for burrowing, damage to the trunk, or visible borers in your trees.


For information on how to treat your trees for pest infestation or how to fight back against emerald ash borers, contact Maier Tree and Lawn at (507) 286–8733 or visit our page on pest consultations. Protecting your trees means protecting every tree in your yard, neighborhood, and city. Be sure to check here for future updates on the emerald ash borer population in Rochester, MN.

Tags: EAB Emerald Ash Borer · Tree Pests

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