Diseased Tree Control

The City monitors the insect and disease problems of trees in the community and issues citations citywide for diseased and infectious trees. 

If you suspect a problem with a tree on your property you may request an on-site inspection . The City Forester will help identify possible disease and will assist with recommendations for treatment or removal.

Many agencies and organizations within Minnesota provide such great resources on insect and diseases.  Please refer to the quick links provided for more information.  

  1. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
  2. Bur Oak Blight (BOB)

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

With the discovery of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Minnesota last year, people with ash trees on their property are concerned about possible attacks from EAB and what they should do, if anything, to protect their trees. EAB has been confirmed in Anoka County.


If you think you have found emerald ash borer, visit University of Minnesota Extension for more information on how to determine if your trees are affected and resources for possible treatment options. Those without Internet access can call Forest Resources Extension at 612-624-3020.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Additional information on EAB is available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The City has provided copies of the Emerald Ash Borer information provided by the University of Minnesota Extension office and Minnesota Department of Agriculture.