Red Wing's tree canopy is in imminent danger. Due to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that infests and ultimately kills ash trees, the majority of ash trees in Red Wing will die in the next six years. While it is too late to stop EAB in its tracks, it's not too late to take action to protect the vibrancy of the tree canopy throughout the city.
EAB gallery. Photo by Minnesota Department of Agriculture
You Can Help
Red Wing residents can help combat the damage caused by EAB and make the city's tree canopy diverse and vibrant for years to come.
On privately-owned property, property owners can remove and replace or treat ash trees.
Residents with ash trees on their property can remove them and are encouraged to replace them with a new species of tree.
Residents are encouraged to have the tree removed by a tree care company and not attempt to remove the tree themselves.
Ash trees should only be removed during the EAB dormant season (October 1-April 30).