Tree Inventory Volunteers
Results of the completed inventory were reported to the 14 volunteer Kanabec County Master Gardeners and Town and Country Garden Club members who conducted the inventory at a wrap-up dinner held recently at Oscars in Mora. Pictured (l-r) back row Gary Johnson, Pat Strom, Mavis Burk, Diana Rankin, Ruth Smith, Sally Altman and Kay McCarty. Front row: Terry Salmela, Joe Kohlgraf, Jeff Hamme, Don Kaddatz, Roberta Haight and Barb Orstad. Photo submitted by Terry Salmela.
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:00 am
In lieu of results from the recently completed 2011 and 2012 community tree survey, urban forester Gary Johnson concluded the area has a good level of ash trees, but perhaps too many maples.
Volunteers recently completed a community tree survey to prepare for potential losses due to infestations of emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive, exotic insect pest that was first identified in Minnesota in 2009. Minnesota has approximately 900 million ash trees, the most in the United States, and infestations by the pest have become a major concern.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:00 am.