Mendota Heights, MN

Mendota Heights purpose preventions program against Emerald Ash Borer

Paula Carlsen

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN - It was confirmed at Mendota Heights in May 2015 that Emerald Ash Borer was present. Toxic to ash trees, the Emerald Ash Borer is an Asian non-native insect. It robs the tree of its nutrients and water supply and kills it over time. Dakota County in Minnesota has the Quarantine Area of Mendota Heights. If you're moving from one quarantined area to another, you're not allowed to transfer any ash wood or controlled goods made of ash wood.

Like other Minnesota communities, Mendota Heights has a large number of ash trees on public and private land. Rainbow Treecare has teamed up with the city to rehabilitate privately-owned ash trees. As part of this arrangement, Mendota Heights residents can get a discount on any privately owned trees. More than 10,000 ash trees can be found at Mendota Heights, making it the world's fourth-most densely populated tree species.

As a property owner, you are responsible for the trees on your land, and you should act now! An infestation of EAB will eventually wipe out ash trees that are left unprotected.

I have an Ash Tree. What are my solutions for removing it? The moment has come for you to choose what to do with your ash tree. Ash trees can either be protected or destroyed, depending on your preferences. An EAB-treatment initiative in Mendota Heights encourages people to treat large, healthy private ash trees in well-lit areas.

If your tree matches all the following criteria, then you should consider a treatment:
- You have a 10-inch-diameter tree.
- It's a threat to other trees or structures
- Your tree's canopy loss should not exceed 30% if an infection is detected.
Register now and get a discount treatment for your trees!

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