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Emerald Ash Borer Community Preparedness Presentations


Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a devastating wood boring tree pest that has already killed millions of ash trees in the United States. It was found in Minnesota in 2009. Is your community prepared for the arrival of this devastating pest? In June 2010, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota and the City of St. Paul presented workshops throughout Minnesota to provide information to communities preparing for the arrival of EAB.

In the upper left hand corner of the presentations, there is an icon that refers to more information that can be found in the 2010 EAB Community Preparedness Manual the presenter may also refer to the manual and the Template Community Preparedness and Response Plan for EAB (PDF) where the user can find more information.


Introduction to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Presented by Robert Koch, Research Scientist, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Presentation 1 of 5 from the EAB Community Preparedness Workshops

Presentation 1, Introduction to EAB, provides a brief overview of EAB and the impacts it may have on your community.


What is an EAB Plan and Why Does a Community Need One?
Presented by Ken Holman, Urban Forestry Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Presentation 2 of 5 from the EAB Community Preparedness Workshops

Presentation 2, What is an EAB Plan and Why Does a Community Need One?, discusses the importance of a community EAB preparedness and response plan and key elements that should be considered when developing one.


Ash Management Plan
Presented by Rebecca Koetter, Research Fellow, Urban Forestry, University of Minnesota
Presentation 3 of 5 from the EAB Community Preparedness Workshops

Presentation 3, Ash Management Plan, covers details that should be considered when preparing for the potential loss or treatment of a community's ash population, including tips for replacement trees, wood utilization and more.


Logistics of an EAB Plan
Presented by Ken Holman, Community Forestry Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Presentation 4 of 5 from the EAB Community Preparedness Workshops

Presentation 4, Logistics of an EAB Plan, walks through some of the key logistics of an EAB Plan, including ordinance/policy updates, outreach efforts, and communication ideas.


Emerald Ash Borer Management in the City of St. Paul
Presented by Rachel Coyle, Arborist, City of St. Paul Forestry
Presentation 5 of 5 from the EAB Community Preparedness Workshops

Presentation 5, EAB Management in the City of St. Paul, provides some tips and advice from a community in Minnesota where EAB was first found.


Please contact the Arrest the Pest Hotline with any questions

Arrest the Pest
651-201-6684 (Metro)
888-545-6684 (Greater Minnesota)