Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Tree Damage

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills ash trees. The first confirmed case of EAB in Minnesota was found in St. Paul in 2009, and it has since spread throughout Ramsey and Hennepin counties. EAB was confirmed in northeast Eden Prairie in April 2017.

Hennepin County is under EAB quarantine by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which means the public cannot transport any hardwood from Hennepin County to a non-quarantined county.

Due to the discovery of EAB within Eden Prairie, the City has contracted with Rainbow Treecare to treat public ash trees growing along streets and in parks. A citywide bulk discount is available through 2020 for Eden Prairie property owners to treat trees at least 10 inches in diameter and in good physical condition. The average cost to treat an ash tree with a 15-inch diameter trunk is about $80 and provides two to three years of protection.  Schedule a free consultation at rainbowtreecare.com/eden-prairie or call 952-767-6920.

  • Emerald Ash Borer FAQ

    • How do I identify an ash tree?

    • How long do ash trees need to be treated for EAB?

    • How safe are EAB treatments?

    • Is the tree in my front yard the City's responsibility?

    • Should all ash trees be treated for EAB?

    • What is emerald ash borer?

    • What is the City's plan for ash trees on public property?

    • What should I do if I want to save an ash tree on my property?