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Does My Ash Tree Have EAB (Emerald Ash Borer)?

Dugan, Julia and Caroline Kirby

OLPD 5204: Designing Adult Education Programs, spring 2014. (Instructor Catherine Twohig, College of Education and Human Development)

With the recent discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the damage from the borer is an issue every community in the region will soon need to address. Roughly one-third of the trees in North Saint Paul are ash, including 80% of the trees in parks and 80% of the trees on the north side of town. The City has no plan in place to respond to the invasion of the EAB, to remove dead or dying trees before they become a public hazard, or to replace trees so the community maintains its tree canopy.

In spring 2014, students in a course in adult education taught through the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development  developed a plan for how to communicate the risks of EAB to homeowners.

Students in an urban forestry biology and management course in the Forestry Department also worked in this area and completed an inventory of trees in North Saint Paul, used a cost-benefit analysis to develop recommendations for managing EAB in the city, and developed a protocol for how to gain community support for the management plan. See CURA publication RCP-064 to view the report from that course.

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Minneapolis: Resilient Communities Project.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is supported by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Institute on the Environment.
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