The Minnesota Department of Agriculture had recently confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer at Heritage Acres in Fairmont.
This is the first time Emerald Ash Borer has been found within the city. EAB was first detected in Martin County, north of Welcome in 2018 and has been close enough to spread to Fairmont for several years.
Due to the presence of EAB, the Department of Agriculture has quarantined Martin County, restricting the movement of firewood, ash trees and ash products.
If residents believe they have an ash tree which has been infested with EAB, they can contact a tree care professional or the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 888-545-6684.
Professionals at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture can identify photos of EAB and EAB infestations and advise residents how to respond to an infestatioin.