The City has updated its EAB policy and signed a contract with Rainbow Treecare. Arden Hills residents are now eligible for a discounted price for EAB treatment from Rainbow Treecare. All residents will receive an informational postcard (PDF) from Rainbow Treecare. Although the City is contracting with Rainbow Treecare, the City is not responsible for the actions or quality of work by Rainbow Treecare on private property.
If you live in Minnesota, you may have an ash tree on your property. Ash trees are a common native tree species and were also frequently planted as landscape or boulevard trees. More than one in five metro area trees is an ash tree. Where there are ash trees, there are Emerald Ash Borers (EAB), an invasive beetle from Asia. EAB's are causing a devastating ecological event on ash trees across the state. EAB has quickly become one of the most destructive and costly forest insects in urban forest history.
To learn more about caring for your ash trees and the Emerald Ash Borer, visit the Arden Hills Public Works "Forestry" webpage.