Burnsville Discount Program for Emerald Ash Borer Prevention
Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Burnsville in May of 2018, after already being discovered in the neighboring cities of Lakeville (2017), Apple Valley (2015), Eagan (2014), and Bloomington (2014). Like most Minnesota cities, Burnsville has an abundance of ash trees growing on public and private property. The city has partnered with Rainbow Treecare to treat public ash trees in parks and boulevards. This partnership also offers a city-wide discount for any privately owned trees in Burnsville.
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You can protect your ash tree for 20 years for less than the cost to remove and replace it.
If you have an ash tree, now is the time to decide what to do. Ash trees can either be protected or removed. Burnsville is encouraging residents to treat large, well-placed, healthy private ash trees as part of an EAB treatment program. Considerations for Treatment:
- Is the size of your tree is greater than 10” in diameter?
- Is your tree competing with other trees or infrastructure?
- Does your tree show no more than 30% of canopy decline if an infestation is suspected?
Most importantly, treating an ash tree is more cost-effective than removal. In addition, you maintain the tree benefits and value of a mature tree to your property!
Read more about Burnsville’s Emerald Ash Borer Management Program.