Watch Out For The Emerald Ash Borer, A Bug That Invaded Minnesota And Killed Off Thousands Of Trees

Minnesota’s nickname is Land of 10,000 Lakes. But our spectacular natural landscape goes beyond our prized lakes. The state, according to the U.S. Forest Service, is around 32% forest. In 2016, Minnesota was home to more than 14 billion trees.

These huge swathes of forest are something to be proud of. But they also need protecting. Many Minnesota trees are under assault from an invasive species called the emerald ash borer. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this destructive insect:

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There are many invasive species in Minnesota, like the zebra mussel. But the emerald ash borer is among the most destructive. Be on the lookout for infested trees on your property, and do your part to save our forests by removing them!

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