Prior Lake Discount Program for Emerald Ash Borer Prevention
Emerald Ash Borer was first confirmed in Prior Lake in August of 2015. It has since been discovered in several new locations in spring of 2018. Like most Minnesota cities, Prior Lake has an abundance of ash trees growing on public property and in parks. This partnership offers a city-wide discount through 2020 for any privately owned trees in Prior Lake.
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. Prior Lake 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 the City of Prior Lake Ash Borer Management Program.