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It has already struck in Shoreview – in fact, officials there confirm that there’s a nasty emerald ash borer infestation. Blaine officials, according to the Star Tribune’s Shannon Prather, will be making a pre-emptive strike against the pest by cutting down and replacing our local ash trees.

They’ll be removing about 75 trees from Blaine’s streets and parks this spring and, over the next decade, plan to remove up to 7,000. I didn’t even know we had that many ash trees in Blaine.

So, why not just wait for an infestation and then kill the bugs? Apparently, because the trees are so inexpensive our local developers planted loads of them and treating all of them with the chemicals required to prevent an emerald ash borer infestation would be too costly.

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