Emerald ash borer found in Dakota County

December 27, 2014 1:48 AM

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Emerald ash borer found in Dakota County

An emerald ash borer infestation was found by state workers this week in Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan just north of the border with Apple Valley — the first discovery of the tree-devouring pest in Dakota County.

Due to the discovery, Dakota now joins Hennepin, Ramsey, Olmsted, Houston and Winona counties in a state and federal quarantine to help prevent the spread of emerald ash borer, an invasive insect with larva that chews up and kills ash trees.

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