Time to Trim Trees: Emerald Ash Borer Hibernates | Home & Garden
If you have an ash tree in your yard now is the perfect time to trim it up or take it down.
The emerald ash borer, a beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, is hibernating until spring.
The beetle is inactive between Labor Day and May 1st most years, but since this year has been unusually warm, it was active through September. October 1st marks the end of the beetle’s active season and we shouldn’t see it again until May.
The emerald ash borer has caused the deaths of millions of ash trees in 15 states. Since about 20 percent of the trees in Minneapolis are ash trees, these beetles are a major concern.
In order to slow the spread of the beetle, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued a state quarantine on firewood, ash trees, and tree products in Hennepin, Ramsey, Houston and Winona counties.
Click here for more information about the emerald ash borer
Upcoming Events near Greater Minnesota
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- AAA Report Shows Decline in Gas Prices from 2013
- Cone Zone: Construction Projects Kicking Off This Week
- Carver Co. Considers New Way to Keep Aquatic Invasive Species From Spreading
- Cone Zone: Lane Closures will Snarl Traffic in South Metro this Weekend
- Community Mourns Monticello Doctor who Died in Weekend Motorcycle Crash
- Firefighters Battle Blaze at Tire Business in South St. Paul
- Volunteers Needed to Beautify Spiral Bridge in South St. Paul
- Soldier Surprise: Mom Overjoyed on 5th Anniversary of Son's Death
- Apple Valley Man Charged with Stealing $113k from his own Youth Sports Association
- Finance Manager Accused of Stealing $113K from Rosemount Area Athletic Association