Letter to Residents

To: Roseville Residents

From: Lonnie Brokke, Director of Parks and Recreation / City Forester

Re: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Find in Roseville

Date: March 26, 2013 / Correspondence #1

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has recently been discovered in Roseville in the Northwest Quadrant of the city. EAB is difficult to detect, is a serious invasive tree pest that attacks and kills ash trees and may spread. A newly infested tree shows very few external signs of the insect. One of the first signs is the jagged holes in the bark created by woodpeckers trying to dig out the larvae. Emerging adult beetles will create a D-shape exit hole.

The infested trees will be removed in the near future per ordinance #706. Trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. Trees on public property are the responsibility of the jurisdiction.

City and State officials will be in the area of the discovery in the days, weeks, and months ahead and may recommend further removals and/or treatment.

It is highly likely that there will be a heavier infestation of EAB to address and that landscape may change area look and function because of it. Please bear with us as we begin to address the Emerald Ash Borer issue in the City of Roseville.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact Seasonal Forestry Technician Anita Twaroski via email or at 651-792-7142. Ms. Twaroski’s current schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please leave your name, address and phone number and your call will be returned as soon as possible.