Be On The Lookout For An Invasive Species Of Beetle In Minnesota This Year
Did you know that there are more than 14 billion trees in Minnesota? They stretch across millions of acres, covering around 30 percent of the state. There are many varieties, and all types are found found in vast forests as well as in urban environments. All of this to say that trees are an important part of our state’s landscape – perhaps even more important than our 10,000 lakes – and should avoid taking them for granted.
That’s why it’s so important to be on the lookout for invasive species that hurt Minnesota’s trees. One, the emerald ash borer, has been plaguing Minnesota ash trees since it was first spotted in our state in 2009. If you have an ash tree on your property – or you just want to be on the lookout for this invasive creature – read on below to learn more.
Have you heard of the emerald ash borer? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re curious about invaders in Minnesota’s waterways, check our our past article about invasive zebra mussels.
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at email@example.com or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.