In the Twin Cities, emerald ash borer faces war in the streets

  • Article by: Bill McAuliffe , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 3, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Predatory wasps were let loose in three locations, and Lake Harriet’s “Elf Tree” got an inoculation.

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sunnyboyJul. 3, 13 6:58 AM

Maybe they'll come inoculate my 'troll' tree. Trolls are real.

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Truth Be ToldJul. 3, 13 9:11 AM

Minneapolis does not treat ash trees because they make up 20% of the population. But neighboring Richfield, which values its trees, does treat ash on public properties. Minneapolis is also clear cutting still healthy ash. Could Minneapolis be killing the "needle in a haystack" ash tree that would exhibit resistance to the bore. We'll never know because it got chippled up.

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ettubrutusJul. 3, 1311:15 AM

@Truth Be Told. Ash trees are only protected from EAB as long as they are being treated. So, if Richfield has the money to spend $200 per tree every other year for the life of the tree, then that is one rich $uburb.

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qrtrbrnJul. 9, 13 9:17 AM

I am just SURE that Paul Schoenike put on a long sleeved shirt before he actually started handling the pesticide. He wouldn't let the media record him doing that trunk injection while disregarding the Personal Protective Equipment requirements that are on the pesticide container label. Or would he? The label is the law. Protect yourself. Responsible use of pesticides will help keep them available for important uses such as the management of EAB.

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