The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed cases of Emerald Ash Borers in ash trees within Blue Earth.
According to the MDA’s report, the infestation was detected on the border of the city boundary after MDA employees noticed some ash trees that showed signs of infestation while traveling through the area. The infested ash trees were found at the I-90 westbound Blue Earth Rest Area. The report further states that any ash trees within the area of detection has a high likelihood of have EAB to some extent, whether showing signs of infestation or not.
As a result of the new detection, Faribault County will be placed under quarantine to limit the movement of any ash material, and all hardwood firewood.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be hosting a virtual information meeting on April 13th. Visit the MDA’s Facebook page or website for more details.