Emerald ash borer beetles found on St. Paul campus

Casey Merkwan

Last week two emerald ash borer beetles were discovered inside purple traps along Buford Avenue on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, the Pioneer Press reported.


The first ash borer beetle found in Minnesota back in May was only a mile away from the St. Paul campus in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood.


Emerald ash borers invade an ash tree and cut the tree’s water and nutrient supply causing it to basically starve to death.


There are approximately 10,000 trees on the University of Minnesota campus, 14 percent of which are ash, Grounds Superintendent Les Potts said.


For more information about the emerald ash borer beetle, go to www.emeraldashborer.info