Emerald Ash Borer Alert.
Firewood recently found at a Menard’s store by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture was improperly imported from a supplier located within a quarantine area for emerald ash borer. Emerald ash borer is a destructive insect pest that has killed millions of ash trees in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, and so far has not been identified in Minnesota. If you have purchased firewood from any Menard’s store since last summer, burn it immediately to destroy emerald ash borer eggs, larvae or pupating adult insects that could be in the firewood. You can direct any emerald ash borer questions to the City’s Natural Resources Division at 952-953-2571.
(Alert courtesy of the Apple Valley website)