Minnesota's ash trees could be at risk this spring
April 8, 2009
Officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa are stepping up monitoring efforts after confirmation Tuesday that the emerald ash borer, a tiny invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, has arrived in southwestern Wisconsin. If it crosses the border into Minnesota, the state's more than 900 million ash trees would be at risk. A University of Minnesota expert who is available to talk about the issues surrounding emerald ash borers is:
Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota entomologist
Hahn is available with information on how the emerald ash borer could make its way to Minnesota, whats being done to stop any further spread, what consumers can do to stop the spread and much more.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.