MPRB: Minneapolis Parks continues third year of eight-year effort to mark, remove and replace public ash trees

Minneapolis Parks continues third year of eight-year effort to mark, remove and replace public ash trees

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Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) foresters are continuing to mark non-symptomatic public ash trees as part of its continuing eight-year effort to mark, remove and replace public ash trees on boulevards and in parks throughout the city.

Approximately 30,000 ash trees lining Minneapolis boulevards and nearly ten thousand ash trees located in park properties were destined for infestation by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) when the MPRB launched its canopy replacement plan in 2014. Since that time, approximately 10,000 ash trees have been pre-emptively removed across the city to lessen the effects of a sudden large-scale, city-wide canopy loss.

“Our goal is to replace approximately two to four ash trees on each block per season,” said Sievert. “Foresters will choose trees for replacement throughout an entire block so that properties are affected as evenly as possible.”

Maps of boulevard ash trees by neighborhood are available on the MPRB’s websitewww.minneapolisparks.org/eab. Maps of Minnesota EAB infestations are available from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.

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MPRB Forestry Department

Email: forestry@minneapolisparks.org