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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:26 PM
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Emerald Ash Borers Cross The Mississippi - Confirmed In South Minneapolis
For the first time, emerald ash borers have crossed the Mississippi River and been detected along West River Parkway in south Minneapolis.

The invasive insects, discovered in St. Paul in 2009, spread to the Prospect Park neighborhood of southeast Minneapolis last year. They typically kill trees within five years.

Minneapolis forestry crews will cut down about 100 infested trees in both areas within the next two weeks.

"The significance here is that it's a new part of the city where we haven't really dealt with emerald ash borer yet," said Mark Abrahamson, entomologist for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Abrahamson confirmed five infested trees along the top of the west parkway bluff near the railroad bridge at East 27th Street. He also identified 13 trees that are suspected of being infested.

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http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/119811754....
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