Minnetonka Discount Program for Emerald Ash Borer Prevention
Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Minnetonka in May of 2019. Like most Minnesota cities, Minnetonka has an abundance of ash trees growing on public property and in parks. In preparation for the inevitable arrival of emerald ash borer (EAB), the City of Minnetonka has contracted with Rainbow Treecare to treat public ash trees growing along streets and in parks. This partnership offers a city-wide discount through 2022 for any privately owned trees in Minnetonka.
You can protect your ash tree for 20 years for less than the cost to remove and replace it.
What are My Choices if I have an Ash Tree?
If you have an ash tree, now is the time to decide what to do. Ash trees can either be protected or removed. Minnetonka 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 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 Minnetonka’s Ash Borer Management Program.